Double glory for Kenya as Eliud Kipchoge, Brigid Kosgei win Tokyo Marathon

Double glory for Kenya as Eliud Kipchoge, Brigid Kosgei win Tokyo Marathon

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge on Sunday continued with his dominance as he returned home ahead of the field in lead position to win the Tokyo Marathon with a time of 2:02:40

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge on Sunday continued with his dominance as he returned home ahead of the field in lead position to win the Tokyo Marathon with a time of 2:02:40, this being the fastest marathon ever in Japan’s soil.

The delayed 2021 Marathon also saw Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei, herself the world record holder, win the women’s race with a time of 2:16:02.

Sunday’s Marathon was named the 2021 marathon after the original dates were shifted from October 2021 to March 2022 due to the Covid 19 disruptions .

MENS MARATHON

Eliud Kipchoge  2:02.40

Amos Kipruto 2:03.13

Tola Tamarit (Eth) 2:04.14

Suzuki Kengo (Jpn) 2:05.28

Kitata Shura (Eth) 2:06.12

 

WOMEN’s MARATHON

Brigid Kosgei 2:16.02

Bekere Ashjete (Eth) 2:17.58

Gebreslase  Gortytom (Eth) 2:18.18

Angela Tanui 2:18.42

Gebrekidan Hiwot (Eth) 2:19.10