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Kipchoge, Tufa win London Marathon

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

London, April 26: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge won the men's London Marathon while Tigist Tufa became the first Ethiopian female in 14 years to win the women's race here on Sunday.

Kipchoge, the 2003 5,000m World Champion in 2003, clocked two hours, four minutes and 41 seconds, five seconds ahead of his compatriot Wilson Kipsang. The 2012 and 2014 winner, Kipsang finished in front of another Kenyan and world record holder Dennis Kimetto. 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. Tufa's compatriot Tirfi Tsegaye was third. The women's London Marathon had not been won by an Ethiopian since Derartu Tulu in 2001. IANS

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