Kipsang, Keitany win London marathon

April 22nd, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS  

London, April 22 (IANS) Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany won the men’s and women’s races at the London Marathon Sunday.

Kipsang led for the final 11 kilometers with a time of 2:04:44. Keitany won for the second successive year in 2:18:37.

Kipsang’s performance saw him finish more than two minutes clear of fellow countryman Martin Lel, who finished second, and 2010 winner Tsegaye Kebede.

Keitany set a relentless pace to pull away from compatriot Edna Kiplagat in the final three miles and won by more than a minute, with Priscah Jeptoo coming in third, Xinhua reported.

Approximately 36,000 runners took part in the event.

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