Kipsang, Keitany win London marathon

London: 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.

IANS

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