Kenya Rules London: Eliud Kipchoge wins 2019 marathon in style

By Robert Abong'o: Sunday, April 28th 2019 at 14:33 GMT +3 | Athletics
Eliud Kipchoge wins the 2019 London Marathon [Courtesy]

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has won the 39th edition of the London marathon men’s elite race.

This is now his fourth London Marathon title after crossing the line first in 2:02:37, 18 seconds ahead of Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew.

Mule Wasihun (Ethiopia) finished third in 2:03:16.

Kipchige could not believe it [Courtesy]

This is a new course record time for Kipchoge, who has now cemented a place among the world’s marathon greats.

Described as ‘one of the greatest marathoners’ in the modern era,’, Kipchoge has won an astonishing 11 of the 12 marathons he has participated in, his only loss coming at the hands of Kenyan compatriot Wilson Kipsang at the 2013 Berlin Marathon.

Kipchoge in jubilation after he crossed the finish line in London [Courtesy]

Early this year, he was named Sportsman of the Year at the SOYA awards.

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