The Ethiopian edges clear Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba to win an exciting race as scorching favorite Eliud Kipchoge suffers first defeat since 2013.
Ethiopian runner Shura Kitata has received an exciting London Marathon as Kenyan world-record holder Eliud Kipchoge pale late within the race to undergo his first defeat since 2013.
In Sunday’s chilly, moist circumstances, 24-year-old Kitata edged clear in a last-minute dash to win by one second over Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba in a comparatively gradual two hours, 5 minutes and 41 seconds.
Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia was third whereas Kipchoge completed eighth, by no means in a position to impose his standard velocity within the relentless chilly rain.
Earlier within the ladies’s race, Kenyan world document holder Brigid Kosgei was a snug winner in 2:18.58 as Sara Corridor of the USA produced an excellent end to grab second from Ruth Chepngetich.
The races, initially scheduled to be run in April, was tailored to 19.7 laps of St James’s Park somewhat than the normal avenue route, and was restricted to elite runners solely, because of the coronavirus pandemic.