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Kenyan Athlete Wins Gold in London Marathon

World bronze medallist, Amos Kipruto beat a strong elite field ever assembled that included the second fastest man in the world Kenenisa Bekele at the 42nd edition of the London Marathon held on Sunday (02) in London.

The 30 year-old who finished in second place behind Olympic champion and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge at Tokyo Marathon in March this year, took the bold step at the 38km mark as he pulled away from the leading group to cross the finish line a time of 2:04.39.

In the women category, World Half Marathon bronze medallist, Yalemzerf Yehualaw beat the defending champion Joyciline Jepkosgei to win her first ever London Marathon held on Sunday (02) in London.

The 23 year-old broke from the leading group with 2km remaining as she surged ahead in a more composed way crossing the finish line in her second best time of 2:17.26. The defending champion Jepkosgei was forced to settle in second as she crossed the finish line a time of 2:18.06.

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