Ethiopian yelmzarf yehualaev Youngest female runner to win London Marathon while Kenyan amos kipruto He won the biggest win of his career in the men’s race.
Yehualaw, 23, clocked 2:17:26, overtaking the 2021 London champions by 41 seconds Joycelyn Jepkosgeik of Kenya.
Yehualo slipped and fell on a speed bump around the 20-mile mark. She quickly rejoined the lead pack, then drifted away from Jepkosgei by running a reported 24th mile in 4:43, which converts to 2:03:30 marathon pace; The women’s world record is 2:14:04.
Yehualaw and Jepkosgi were the pre-race favorites after the world record holder brighid kosgeek Kenya withdrew on Monday with a right hamstring injury.
On April 24, Yehuala ran the fastest women’s marathon in history, 2:17:23 to win in Hamburg, Germany.
She has joined the elite of female marathoners, a group led by Kenyans perez zepchirchiro, current Olympic, New York City and Boston champion. Another Ethiopian claimed last week when tigist ascefa Berlin won in 2:15:37, breaking Yehuala’s national record.
Joan Benoit SamuelsonThe first Olympic women’s marathon champion in 1984, she finished Sunday’s race at age 65 in 3:20:20.
London Marathon: Results
Kipruto, 30, won the men’s race in 2:04:39. He broke free from the leading group in the 25th mile and crossed the finish line 33 seconds ahead of the Ethiopian leul gebresilezwho said he had hamstring problems.
One of the pre-race favourites, Kipruto had never won a major marathon, but finished second only to the world record holder. Eliud Kipchoge Third in Tokyo (2022) and Berlin (2018) and at the World Championships (2019) and Tokyo (2018).
Ethiopian Kenenissa BekeleThe second-fastest marathoner in history was fifth after being dropped in the 21st mile. His 2:05:53 was the fastest marathon ever by a runner 40 years or older. Bekele put up his best finish at the 2019 Berlin Marathon – 2:01:41 – and didn’t run within four minutes of that time.
The major marathon season continues with the Chicago Marathon next Sunday, heading a women’s field that includes Kenyans. ruth chepangetich and american Emily Sisson,
London returned to its traditional April location the following year after being pushed to October for the previous three years due to the pandemic.
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