London Marathon: Kenyan Vincent Kipchumba Finishes Second as Ethiopia’s Lemma Wins Race ▷ Kenya News – Tuko.co.ke

  • The 2021 edition of the London Marathon returned to full capacity on Sunday, October 3, as more than 40,000 runners took part
  • The men’s race featured some familiar faces, including Ethiopia’s Shura Kitata who was out to defend his title
  • However, Kitata missed out on the medal podium as compatriots Mosinet Geremew, Sisay Lemma and Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba finished among the top three

Vincent Kipchumba had to settle for silver during the 2021 London Marathon after finishing second behind Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia.

Second place Vincent Kipchumba of Kenya reacts as he crosses the finish line in the Elite Men’s race during the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon around St. James's Park on October 04, 2020 in London (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
The 2021 edition of the London Marathon returned to full capacity on Sunday, October 3, as more than 40,000 runners took part. Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.
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Lemma won the race in 2:04:03, with his fellow countryman Mosinet Geremew finishing third during the Sunday, October 3, race.

The race featured four of the seven men who have run 2:03 or faster in the marathon.

Birhanu Legese was a strong favourite to win goal, all thanks to his personal vest of 2:02:48.

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However, strong cases could also be made for Geremew, Evans Chebet, Titus Ekiru and Kipchumba who finished second during the 2020 edition.

While defending champion Shura Kitata was also competing, nothing much could be said about him as he was understood to be nursing an injury.

The injury appeared to take a toll on him midway the race and was forced to drop off the back as Cheney and Lemma led the pack through the 10km-mark.

Kitata was hoping to defend his title from last year when he stunned Kenyan marathon icon Eliud Kipchoge to claim victory.

However, this was not the case in 2021 as he missed out on the medal standings altogether.

Joyciline Jepkosgei wins women’s 2021 London Marathon

In the women’s race, Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei was the victor, beating Ethiopia’s Degitu Azimeraw.

TUKO.co.ke reported Brigid Kosgei was aiming for a third consecutive victory in the London Marathon but faced some tough competition to finish fourth.

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Jepkosgei posted an impressive 2:17:43 to finish top, with Ashete Bekere of Ethiopia completed the top three podium.

The time posted by Jepkosgei saw her ink her name in history books as she became the seventh-fastest female marathoner in history.

Source: Tuko

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