London - World record holder Wilson Kipsang and twice world champion Edna
Kiplagat led Kenyan domination at the London marathon on Sunday as
Britain's Mo Farah toiled on his highly-anticipated debut.
the world and Olympic 5 000 and 10 000 metres champion, came home eighth
as Kipsang secured a second London title with a course record two hours
four minutes 29 seconds.
He kicked clear of compatriot Stanley Biwott who was 26 seconds back with Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede third.
who was never in contention after dropping behind the leaders from the
start, gritted his teeth to cross in 2:08:21, outside the British
"I will be back," Farah told the BBC.
"I'm not going to
finish it like this.
"I gave it my all but I'm disappointed I didn't go
out there and give what the crowd deserve.
"It was pretty tough.
I'm quite disappointed but you try things and if they don't work, at
least you gave it a go.
"I missed one drink station but it was really
just the pace - I should have gone with the front group.
were slightly ahead of me but you learn - life goes on."
Kiplagat won her first London title after finishing runner-up in the
past two years, getting the better of compatriot Florence Kiplagat in
the final 200 metres to win in two hours, 20 minutes and 21 seconds.
Kiplagat outkicked her namesake who finished three seconds behind with
Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba, making her marathon debut after a glittering
track career, taking third, 14 seconds behind the winner.
year's London winner Priscah Jeptoo dropped out of the race at around
the 25-km mark while Olympic champion Tiki Gelana finished ninth.