Brigid Kosgei wins London Marathon

Brigid Kosgei Wins the 40th Edition of London Marathon

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Women’s World record holder and defending champion Brigid Kosgei has won the 40th edition of London Marathon.

Kosgei retained her London Marathon title after finishing the race 2:18:58.

Brigid Kosgei wins London Marathon
She crossed the line in 2:18:58. Image/Courtesy

American Sarah Hall spoiled Kenyan’s party after flooring Ruth Chepng’etich to clinch the second position.

Deputy President William Ruto and ODM boss Raila Odinga led Kenyans in celebrating Kosgei on defending her title.

“What an outstanding run, congratulations Brigid Kosgei on successfully defending your title and winning the #LondonMarathon. You have lived up to the strong Kenyan tradition in distance running. Keep going and keep inspiring. Hongera!” Raila tweeted.

“Congratulations Brigid Kosgei & Ruth Chepng’etich for triumphantly defending your London Marathon title & emerging third in the race, respectively. Your endurance, mental strength, will-power & assiduity are a solid manifest that Kenya is home to the world’s top-ranking athletes.” Ruto stated.

The London Marathon took place around St James’s Park in central London, with the women’s race the first on the cards.

This year’s event is an elite-athlete only event run due to coronavirus restrictions.

The event does not also have thousands of charity runners and even more people cheering them on from the pavements.

At the moment, Eliud Kipchoge is defending his crown as the king of long distance track.

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