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Kenyan Sets A Record at the London Marathon

Kelvin Kiptum collapsed to the ground after winning the London Marathon on Sunday and recording the second fastest time in history over the distance. The 23-year-old Kenyan runner set the course record with a time of 2 hours, 1 minute, 25 seconds, missing out on Eliud Kipchoge’s world record by 16 seconds. “I am so happy with the result,” said Kiptum. “I don’t know what to say right now, I am just grateful. The course felt good, there was a bit of rain around halfway but it was OK.”I enjoy doing the marathons, it is good preparation for me. I loved it, I am very happy.” In the women’s race, Sifan Hassan completed a stunning comeback to win on her marathon debut after appearing to be injured part way through. In what was long distance great Mo Farah’s final marathon, defending champion Amos Kipruto and world champion Tamirat Tola were also among the elite men’s field that Kiptum left behind.

SOURCE: VOA