Jepkosgei conquers London

Jepkosgei conquers London

Jepkosgei finished 15 seconds ahead of Ethiopian Degitu Azimeraw, while Ashete Bekere came third.

Joyciline Jepkosgei wins the 2021 London Marathon

Joyciline Jepkosgei had a debut to remember, winning the London Marathon in a time of 2 hours 17 minutes 43 seconds, the seventh fastest time in history. 

World record holder and defending champion Brigid Kosgei faded late in the race to finish just outside the podium places.

Jepkosgei finished 15 seconds ahead of Ethiopian Degitu Azimeraw, while Ashete Bekere came third.

Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma won the men's London Marathon in a time of two hours four minutes and, one second after breaking away from the leading pack late in the race on Sunday.

Lemma, who finished on the podium last year, crossed the line 27 seconds ahead of Kenya's Vincent Kipchuma with Mosinet Geremew third.

Defending champion Shura Kitata came sixth.

 

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