Dickson Chumba wins Tokyo Marathon

Dickson Chumba wins Tokyo Marathon

Dickson Chumba wins Tokyo Marathon

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Kenya's Dickson Chumba  cruised to victory in the 2018 Tokyo Marathon on Sunday after posting two hours, five minutes and thirty seconds to finish ahead of Jappanese Yuta Shitara.Compatriot Amos Kipruto finished third.

Pre-race favorited Wilson Kipsang did not finish as he pulled out early. He explained the setback on his Twitter account.

“I really wanted to go fast, but after suffering from stomach problems the last 2 days before the race, I didn’t have the power to run a decent race today. I’m disappointed, I was really ready for it. #speechless #thanksfans #willbeback”

The going was tough for Kenyans in the Women's Marathon won by Birhane of Ethiopia. The best-placed Kenya was Helah Kiprop in fifth.

Men's Marathon

  1. Dickson Chumba (KENYA)—2:05:30
  2. Yuta Shitara (JAPAN)—2:06:11
  3. Amos Kipruto (KENYA)—2:06:33

Women's Marathon

  1. Birhane Dibaba (ETHIOPIA)—2:19:51
  2. Ruti Aga (ETHIOPIA)—2:21:19
  3. Amy Cragg (USA)—2:21:42   

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