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Kenyan Amos Kipruto wins London Marathon


Amos Kipruto

Kenya’s Amos Kipruto breaks the tape to win the men’s race at the finish of the 2022 London Marathon in central London on October 2, 2022. PHOTO | AFPBy AYUMBA AYODIMore by this Author

The 2019 World marathon bronze medallist Amos Kipruto has reclaimed the London Marathon title for Kenya.

Kipruto, who had finished second at Tokyo Marathon in March this year, claimed his maiden World Marathon Major title, winning in the British capital in two hours, four minutes and 39 seconds on Sunday.

Kipruto, who stayed in the pack for the better part of the race, claimed victory in style after tactically brushing aside a strong challenge from a sea of Ethiopia athletes in the last seven kilometre.

It was the first time Kipruto was running in London as he majestically recapture the title Eliud Kipchoge won last for Kenya in 2019.

Ethiopian Leul Gebreselasie was second in 2:05:12 followed by Belgian Abdi Bashir in 2:05:19 as Kenenisa Bekele settled fifth in 2:05:53.

Source: The East African