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Kipchoge shines in London

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya ran the second-fastest time ever to win the London Marathon for a record fourth time yesterday, and compatriot Brigid Kosgei swept to victory by almost two minutes in the women’s race. The 34-year-old Kipchoge pulled clear of Ethiopian runners Mosinet Geremew and Mule Wasihun in the final 10 minutes to complete the 42.2-kilometer course in 2 hours, 2 minutes, 37 seconds on a blustery day. Only Kipchoge has run a marathon quicker than that, when breaking the world record in Berlin in September in a time of 2:01:39. Geremew finished 18 seconds behind, and Wasihun a further 21 seconds back. Home favorite Mo Farah — a four-time Olympic champion on the track — could not live with the pace, finishing a distant fifth. Kosgei bettered her second-place finish in last year’s race by winning in 2:18:20 for her second victory in the World Marathon Majors, after Chicago last year. Compatriot and defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot was second in 2:20:14 and Roza Dereje of Ethiopia third, 37 seconds back.


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