Kipchoge, Cheruiyot win London Marathon

Lawrence Cooper
April 25, 2018

Farah initially grabbed the wrong bottle and then knocked his own bottle over when he realised his mistake.

That was despite confusion at a water bottle station earlier in the race where he missed his drink and turned back on the course to collect a different bottle before being involved in a heated exchange with one of the motorbike safety officers as he made his way back to the front of the race.

Only 152 Canadians were entered in the London marathon this year.

"The staff were helpful at the end but at the beginning, they were trying to take a picture rather than giving me the drink. I had to get it right".

Vivian Cheruiyot savours her victory after winning an Olympics gold medal in 5,000m in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil a year ago.

Sir Mo Farah tore up the history books yesterday, as he finished third at the 2018 London Marathon.

Ethiopa's Tola Shura Kitata finished in a surprise second place, 32 seconds behind Kipchoge.

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Temperatures reached 23.2 celsius near the finish line at Buckingham Palace.

For crossing the line first Kipchoge and Cheruiyot pocketed $55,000 and an equivalent of Sh5.5 million, together with a bonus Sh7.5 million for running under 2 hours, 20 minutes, moreover, Kipchoge also got a bonus of Sh10 million for running under 2:05:00, because he won the race in 2:04:16.

The victory was the Kenyan's third in the London Marathon following on from his previous wins in 2015 and 2016.

"I really enjoyed today, I gave 110% like I always do". Fellow Kenyan, Brigid Kosgei, was 1 minute, 42 seconds further back and Tadelech Bekele of Ethiopia was third.

Britain's David Weir won the men's wheelchair race for the eighth time after a thrilling sprint finish.

The four-time Olympic champion for Great Britain concluded his first official London Marathon in third position.

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