International Athletics

Africa hits jackpot at London Marathon

2015-04-26 13:38
Eliud Kipchoge (AFP)

London - Former world champion Eliud Kipchoge outran his Kenyan compatriot Wilson Kipsang to win the men's race at the London Marathon on Sunday.

Kipchoge recorded a winning time of two hours, four minutes, 42 seconds. Kipsang followed in five seconds later while world record holder Dennis Kimetto completed a Kenyan sweep of the top three places by finishing third.

In the women's race Tigist Tufa became the first Ethiopian woman in 14 years to win the London Marathon on Sunday, unexpectedly ending a four-year winning streak for Kenyans.

The 28-year-old Tufa won her first major marathon in 2 hours, 23 minutes, 22 seconds, with two-time winner Mary Keitany of Kenya reaching Buckingham Palace 18 seconds later.

Tufa's compatriot, Tirfi Tsegaye, was third. The women's London Marathon hadn't been won by an Ethiopian since Derartu Tulu in 2001.

The Americans swept the wheelchair races, with Tatyana McFadden winning for the third successive year in London and Joshua George capturing the men's title for the first time.

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