Joyciline Jepkosgei Claims Maiden London Marathon Title

Kenyan long-distance runner, Joyciline Jepkosgei, stormed to victory in the elite women's race at this year's London Marathon on Sunday, 3 October 2021, crossing the line in an impressive two hours, 17 minutes, and 43 seconds. Photo: London Marathon (Twitter)

Kenyan long-distance runner, Joyciline Jepkosgei, stormed to victory in the elite women’s race at this year’s London Marathon on Sunday, 3 October 2021, crossing the line in an impressive two hours, 17 minutes, and 43 seconds.

Jepkosgei, who won the New York Marathon in 2019, smashed her own personal best to become the seventh-fastest woman in history over the distance.

She finished ahead of Ethiopia’s Degitu Azimeraw and Ashete Bekere, who finished second and third respectively.

Azimeraw missed last year’s edition of the London Marathon after she tested positive for COVID-19.

Brigid Kosgei, who was aiming to become only the second woman to win three back-to-back London Marathon titles, finished fourth.

Schar Bags Wheelchair Race Gold

36-year-old Manuela Schar from Switzerland won the women’s London Marathon wheelchair race with a new course record of 1:39:52.

The battle for silver was between two-time European champion, Merle Menje and four-time London Marathon champion, Tatyana McFadden. Menje went on to claim silver.

Reigning champion Nikita den Boer finished fourth in 1:44:54.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Kenyan long-distance runner, Joyciline Jepkosgei, stormed to victory in the elite women’s race at this year’s London Marathon on Sunday, 3 October 2021, crossing the line in an impressive two hours, 17 minutes, and 43 seconds. Photo: London Marathon (Twitter)

 

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