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Just In: Kenyan Amos Kipruto Wins The Men's 2022 London Marathon

Amos Kipruto Bags 2022 London Marathon -

Amos Kipruto, a 2019 World Marathon bronze medalist, has helped Kenya retake the London Marathon crown.

Kipruto; who had placed second in the Tokyo Marathon in March of this year, won the race in the British capital earlier todays in a time of two hours, four minutes and 39 seconds to capture his first World Marathon Major title.

In the last seven kilometers, Kipruto, who had spent the majority of the race in the pack, successfully brushed away a fierce attack from a sea of Ethiopian competitors.

Kipruto ran in London for the first time and triumphantly defended the championship that Eliud Kipchoge last won for Kenya in 2019.

Leul Gebreselasie of Ethiopia finished second in 2:05:12, followed by Abdi Bashir of Belgium in 2:05:19, and Kenenisa Bekele, who finished fifth in 2:05:53.

Likewise from Ethiopia, Birhanu Legese finished sixth in 2:06:11, followed by Sisay Lemma; the current champion in 2:07:26.

Amos Kipruto was shoulder to shoulder with Bekele and Legese in the front as they covered the first 10 kilometers in 29:26 and the last 20 kilometers in 59:12.

Bekele seized the lead at the halfway point, followed closely by Kipruto in 1:02:14 but Belgian Abdi Bashir regained control at the 25km mark in 1:13:41; with Kipruto still in the lead group on seven.

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