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Kenya’s Sumgong, Kipchoge win London Marathon

April 24th, 2016 1 min read

Jemima Sumgong recovered from a fall to win the women’s London Marathon as fellow Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge retained the men’s title.

Sumgong, 31, grazed her head on the road when tripped by Ethiopian Aselefech Mergia as they approached a water station.

Sumgong rejoined the leading group to take her first London title in two hours 22 minutes 58 seconds.

Kipchoge, 31, won in 2:03:04, seven seconds outside the world record.

It was the second fastest marathon in history and a course record for the former world champion.