Ethiopian Kitata wins London Marathon

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Ethiopian representative Shura Kitata became the winner of the London Marathon – 2020, ahead of Kenyan Vincent Kipchumba at the finish line. This was reported on the London Marathon website on Sunday 4 October.

The result of the winner was 2:05:41, Kipchumba was only one second behind the winner.

Four-time marathon winner Eliud Kipchoge from Kenya finished eighth. Until today, he has won 10 different marathons in a row, a series that has lasted since April 2014.

In the women’s division, Bridget Cosgey took first place with a score of 2:18:58, ahead of Sarah Hall and Ruth Chepengetich.

The marathon was supposed to take place in April along the streets of the city, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed to October and held in St. James’s Park. It has been held every spring since 1981.

Earlier in 2019, Kipchoge broke the world record at the Vienna Marathon. He covered a distance of 42 km 195 m in 1 hour 59 minutes 40.2 seconds.

It was noted that the record could not be ratified as the event was not held under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). However, the official world record also belongs to Kipchoge – 2 h 1 min 39 sec, which he set at the Berlin Marathon in 2018.

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