Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, Kosgei win double at the London marathon

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge, Kosgei win double at the London marathon

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei on Sunday won the London Marathon to become the first man in history to win it four times and the youngest female runner to bag the crown in London.

Photo courtesy of London Marathon website

Kenya secured double gold at the 2018 edition of the London marathon on Sunday 28th April  with Eliud Kipchoge sealing his fourth crown while setting a new course record.

Kipchoge is currently considered as the greatest marathon runner of all time with his run on Sunday posting  2:02:37, this being the second fastest marathon of all time, just a few seconds off his world record of 2: 01: 39 which he set at the Berlin Marathon in 2018.

Another Kenyan Brigid Kosgei  was terrific on the course as she obliterated her  competitors to bag her first London crown after posting 2:18.20  to finish ahead of compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot.  Roza Dereje of Ethiopia finished third

The 25 year old Brigid became the youngest ever marathoner to win in London.

Ethiopia's Mosinet Geremew and Mule Wasihun finished second and third respectively in the men's race coming behind Kipchoge. With two hours, five minutes and 39 seconds, British runner Mo Farah came home 5th.

MEN FINAL STANDINGS

Eliud Kipchoge 02:02:37

Mosinet Geremew (Ethiopia) 02:03:16

Mule Wasihun (Ethiopia) 02:05:01

Tola Shura Kitata (Ethiopia) 02:05:01

MO Farah (GBR) 02:05:39

WOMEN FINAL STANDINGS

Brigid Kosgei (ken) 02:18:20

Vivian Cheruiyot (ken) 02:20:14

Roza Dereje (eth)  02:20:51

Gladys Cherono (ken)  02:20:52

Mary Keitany (ken)  02:20:5

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