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KIPCHOGE PLACES EIGHTH

Kipchoge suffers rare defeat as Ethiopain win London Marathon

Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia was third, with Kipchoge eighth in 2:06.49

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•In cold, wet conditions, Kitata edged clear to win in a relatively slow two hours, 05.41 minutes

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge during the elite men's race
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge during the elite men's race
Image: REUTERS

Ethiopia's Shura Kitata out-sprinted Kenya's Vincent Kipchumba to win a thrilling London Marathon on Sunday as world record holder Eliud Kipchoge faded late in the race to suffer his first defeat since 2013.

In cold, wet conditions, Kitata edged clear to win in a relatively slow two hours, 05.41 minutes. Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia was third, with Kipchoge eighth in 2:06.49.