May 28, 2024

Sifan Hassan to battle Kosgei on her Marathon debut in London

Sifan Hassan to battle Kosgei on her Marathon debut in London
Peres Jepchirchir

Race director Hugh Brasher is delighted with the strength of the field.

The Kenyan duo of Olympic champion Peres Jepchirchir and World record holder Brigid Kosgei headline a star studded field in the women’s elite race at the London Marathon set for 23 April. 

Also joining the field is defending champion and world 10k record holder Yalemzerf Yehualaw of Ethiopia while the reigning Olympic 10,000m and 5000m champion Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands will be making her marathon debut. 

Race director Hugh Brasher is delighted with the strength of the field.


"This is quite simply the greatest women's field ever assembled for a marathon – arguably the greatest field ever assembled for a women's distance race," he said.

"We have two reigning Olympic champions, three world record holders and multiple national record holders, in addition to an incredibly strong British contingent led by Eilish McColgan."

Elite women at the 2023 London Marathon

  • Yalemzerf Yehualaw (ETH, personal best 2:17:23)
  • Brigid Kosgei (KEN, 2:14:04 WR)
  • Tigist Assefa (ETH, 2:15:37)
  • Peres Jepchirchir (KEN, 2:17:16)
  • Almaz Ayana (ETH, 2:17:20)
  • Genzebe Dibaba (ETH, 2:18:05)
  • Sutume Asefa Kebede (2:18:12)
  • Judith Jeptum Korir (KEN, 2:18:20)
  • Emily Sisson (USA, 2:18:29 NR)
  • Alemu Megertu (ETH, 2:18:32)
  • Keira D'Amato (USA, 2:19:12)
  • Sinead Diver (AUS, 2:21:34 NR)
  • Jess Piasecki (GBR, 2:22:27)
  • Natasha Wodak (CAN, 2:23:12 NR)
  • Charlotte Purdue (GBR, 2:23:26)
  • Susanna Sullivan (USA, 2:25:14)
  • Ellie Pashley (AUS, 2:26:21)
  • Stephanie Davis (GBR, 2:27:16)
  • Maor Tiyouri (ISR, 2:29:04)
  • Rosie Edwards (GBR, 2:31:56)
  • Samantha Harrison (GBR, 2:32:22)
  • Eilish McColgan (GBR, debut)
  • Sifan Hassan (NED, debut)
  • Girmawit Gebrzihair (ETH, debut)
  • Dominique Scott (RSA, debut)