Kipchoge : Long live the Queen, but the king of London is Eliud Kipchoge
- by Ashley Chong
If you have follow yesterday’s London Marathon, you might have seen one of the most dominating performance in Marathon history of all time, with the man, the legend himself, Eliud Kipchoge showing a clinical finish, setting the course record in London with 02:02:37. This was also the second fastest recorded finishing time in history, only to be eclipsed by the man himself in Berlin Marathon.
Sir Mo Farah, Britain’s best contender finished fifth with 02:05:39, just behind three Ethopians who managed to cling to Kipchoge until he decided to show who was the bos yesterday a few kilometres before the finish line.
The women’s race was won by the 25-year-old Kenyan Brigid Kosgei in 2:18.20 after she broke clear in the second half of the race.
On top of that, the organizers of London Marathon has broke a record of their own, raising £1bn for good causes, and also has the highest number of women finisher in history.