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Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei Win Tokyo Marathon

Kipchoge Clinches Tokyo Marathon Title In New Course Record Time, Kosgei Wins Women’s Race

Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya, the greatest marathoner of all time, on Sunday won the Tokyo Marathon in 2:02:40. In the women’s race, world record holder Brigid Kosgei, 28, won in 2:16:02, the third-fastest marathon of all time.

Kipchoge’s win was the fourth-fastest marathon time in history.

Kipchoge led a Kenyan one-two finish with Amos Kipruto coming home second in 2hrs, 03mins, 13secs as Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola finished third in 2hrs, 04mins, 14secs.

“Kipchoge’s performance is the fourth-best ever behind his own world record of 2:01:39 set in Berlin in 2018, while Kosgei’s is a time that only she with her world record of 2:14:04 from Chicago in 2019 and Paula Radcliffe with her 2:15:25 from London in 2003 have ever beaten,” the World Athletics Organisation writes.

Ashete Bekere of Ethiopia was second in 2:17:58 while Gotytom Gebreslase completed the podium places in 2:18:18 as five women went 2:19:10 or faster.

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The Tokyo Marathon had 20,000 entrants and marked a return to normalcy for the race after two years of pandemic disruption.


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