List of Kenyan athletes who have won the London Marathon

By Robert Abong'o: Wednesday, April 24th 2019 at 14:25 GMT +3 | Athletics
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge (centre) has won the London Marathon 3 times [Courtesy]

Arguably one of the biggest running events in the Athletics calendar, the 2019 London Marathon is scheduled to take place this Sunday, April 28.

More than 30,000 athletes are reportedly set to brave the 26-mile route, which starts at Blackheath ending at the foot of the Buckingham Palace.

Among the dazzling array of athletes set to compete are Kenyans.

Since the race’s inception in 1981, several Kenyan athletes have participated, most times, coming out victorious.

Here is a list of the male and female Kenyan athletes who have participated in this prestigious race and gone on to win it:

MEN

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1989 – Douglas Wakiihuri

2004 – Evans Rutto

2005 – Martin Lel

2006 – Felix Limo

2007 – Martin Lel

2008 – Martin Lel

2009 – Samuel Wanjiru

2011- Emmanuel Mutai

2012 – Wilson Kipsang

2014 – Wilson Kipsang

2015 – Eliud Kipchoge

2016 – Eliud Kipchoge

2017 – Daniel Wanjiru

2018 – Eliud Kipchoge

WOMEN

1997 – Joyce Chepchumba

2000 – Tegla Lorupe

2004 – Margaret Okayo

2011 – Mary Keitany

2012 – Mary Keitany

2013 – Priscah Jeptoo

2014 – Edna Kiplagat

2016 – Jemima Sumgong

2017 – Mary Keitany

2018 – Vivian Cheruiyot

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