Amos Kipruto bags London marathon

It was another good day for Kenya athletics in the marathon  as  Amos Kipruto won the London marathon .

Kipruto then won the men’s race in two hours, four minutes and 39 seconds after pushing away from the rest of the field with about five kilometres to go.

“This is my London debut and it’s a wonderful day,” said Kipruto. “I decided to make a decisive break because of my training “

Kipruto’s win comes just a week after Eliud Kipchoge lowered the marathon record by 30 second in the Berlin marathon. 

Ethiopia’s Leul Gebresilase was second, crossing the line 33 seconds later, with Bashir Abdi of Belgium completing the podium.

Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw won women race  in two hours, 17 minutes and 26 seconds .

Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei was second finishing in 2:18:07, after coming short of defending the title she won last year.

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