London Marathon 2015: Eliud Kipchoge and Tigist Tufa win


Tigist TufaKenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the men’s London Marathon, with Ethiopia’s Tigist Tufa victorious in the women’s race.

Kipchoge, the 5,000m world champion in 2003, finished five seconds in front of another Kenyan athlete, Wilson Kipsang.

Britain’s Paula Radcliffe, the women’s record holder, finished the race in her last competitive London Marathon.

In the men’s wheelchair race, Britain’s six-time winner David Weir finished second as he lost out in a sprint finish to American Joshua George.

Kipchoge and Kipsang were level with 600m of their race left before the former moved ahead to win the race for the first time, clocking two hours four minutes 42 seconds.

Kipsang, the 2012 and 2014 winner, came home ahead of world record holder Dennis Kimetto, who completed a Kenyan one-two-three.

In the women’s race, 2014 Shanghai Marathon winner Tufa sprinted clear to finish in 2:23:22 and comfortably beat Kenya’s two-time London winner Mary Keitany.

The Ethiopian was among a group of nine athletes with three miles to go before she and compatriot Tirfi Tsegaye broke away from the rest.

Tufa then moved clear alone to win by 18 seconds from Keitany, the 2011 and 2012 winner.

Tsegaye was third with Sonia Samuels, the first British athlete to finish, 16th in a time of 2:31:45.


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