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London Marathon: Kipchoge dethroned as Ethiopia’s Kitata wins

Ethiopian Shura Kitata has won the 40th edition of the London Marathon automatically ending Eliud Kipchoge’s dominance in the race.

Kitata won the race in 2:05:42 in a sprint finish against Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba and Ethiopian Sisay Lemma who came third.

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Kipchumba finished the race in 2:05:43 while Lemma finished in 2:05:45.

Kipchoge finished eighth in 2:06:49.

Kipchoge seemed to struggle from the 35km mark and was dropped off the leading pack.

Kenya however bagged the women’s London Marathon after world record holder Brigid Kosgei retained her title.

Kosgei, 26, finished in two hours 18 minutes and 58 seconds to claim the KSh 3.2million prize.

Kosgei’s win was quite easy as she went clear of world champion Ruth Chepngetich after mile 18.

Chepngetich finished at the third position in 2:22:05 after being overhauled by America’s Sarah Haul.

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Hall overtook 2019 world champion Chepngetich in the final 150 meters to take the second position in 2:22:01.

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