Kipchoge sets London record
Eliud Kipchoge defended his London Marathon title by running only eight seconds slower than the world record and setting a course record on a chilly morning. The 31-year-old Kenyan completed the 42.2-kilometre route in two hours, three minutes, five seconds. The world record of 2:02:57 was set by Dennis Kimetto in 2014. Jemima Sumgong won the women’s race for the first time after overcoming a fall with around six kilometres remaining. The 31-year-old Kenyan won in 2:22:58.