Wilson Kipsang Wins 2014 London Marathon
Kenaya’s Wilson Kipsang won the 2014 London Marathon earlier today in England with a winning time of 2:04:29. Kipsang is the current World Record holder with a time of 2:03:23 at the Berlin Marathon last year.
Runner-up to Kipsang was fellow countryman Stanley Biwott close behind in 2:04:55. It was a really strong performance from Biwott as he was not one of the top handful of favorites.
Third place for the men went to Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede. He finished a good ways back (relatively speaking) in 2:06:30 Kebede was the defending champ from last year’s race.
Ayele Abshero (Ethiopia) finished 4th in 2:06:31 just a second off a podium finish with Tsegaye Mekonnen (Ethiopia) rounding out the top 5 with a time of 2:08:06
Much heralded Brit Mo Farah making his marathon debut finished a very respectable 8th place in 2:08:21, just 15 seconds behind a tightly bunched group that would have garnered him 5th place.
Another success story to come from the marathon was American Ryan Vail who finished 10th overall in 2:10:57.
Edna Kiplagat Wins 2014 London Marathon for the Women
For the women it was Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat winning the 2014 London Marathon in 2:20:21.
Fellow countrywoman Florence Kiplagat finished extremely close behind Edna in 2:20:24 with Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba 11 seconds behind her in 2:20:35.