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World record holder Kipchoge wins fourth London Marathon champion
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World record holder Kipchoge wins fourth London Marathon champion

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 28 Apr 2019, 12:21 pm

London, Apr 28 (Xinhua/UNI) World record holder Eliud Kipchoge won his fourth London Marathon title with the second fastest time in history on Sunday.

The 34-year-old Kenyan clocked two hours two minutes and 38 seconds, a time that is only slower than his world record of 2:01:39 set in the 2018 Berlin Marathon.

He also broke the London Marathon course record of 2:03:05 set by himself when he won the event in 2016. He had previously won the title in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

Ethiopia's Mosinet Geremew took second place in 2:02:55 and his compatriot Mule Wasihun finished third in 2:03:16.

Local hero and four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah of Britain was fifth in 2:05:39.

25-year-old Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the women's race in 2:18:20 to become the youngest female winner in London.

Defending champion and compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot was second in 2:20:14 and Roza Dereje of Ethiopia finished third 2:20:51.   

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