Ethiopia’s Kitata shocks Kipchoge in London Marathon

DAVID GOMBE

Ethiopia’s Shura Kitata shocked world record holder Eliud Kipchoge in unexpected London Marathon victory on Sunday.

Kitata clocked 2:05:41 to astonishingly win the race under wet conditions in London.

Last year, the Ethiopian finished fourth and in 2018 he finished second placed

Favourite and four time winner Kipchoge finished eighth with 2:06:49 as he missed out on a fifth title.

This also became the first marathon that Kipchoge has failed to win since 2013, a run that stretches seven years.

Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba finished in second place clocking 2:05:42 while Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia finishing third in 2:05:45.

Earlier in the women’s race Kenyan Brigid Kosgei successfully defended her title.

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