Virgin London Marathon 2012 Results

LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany were crowned champions at the 2012 London Marathon, which took place on Sunday morning.

Wilson Kipsang, the Frankfurt Marathon champion from last year and the second-fastest marathon runner ever, came into the event as one of the favourites, and took his chance to win his first London Marathon title with a performance of 2hrs 04mins 44secs.

He defeated Martin Lel of Kenya and Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia, while World record-holder Patrick Makau dropped out the race with less than half of the race to go and defending champion Emmanuel Mutai Kenya was seventh, at 2:08.01.

The women’s race saw defending champion Mary Keitany repeating with a 2:18:37 African record performance to lead an all Kenyan podium finish.

LONDON MARATHON MEN’S TOP 20 RESULTS

1 Wilson Kipsang (Ken) 2hrs 04mins 44secs; 2 Martin Lel (Ken) 2:06.51; 3 Tsegaye Kebede (Eth) 2:06.52; 4 Adil Annani (Mar) 2:07.43; 5 Jaouad Gharib (Mar) 2:07.44; 6 Abel Kirui (Ken) 2:07.56; 7 Emmanuel Mutai (Ken) 2:08.01; 8 Marilson Gomes Dos Santos (Bra) 2:08.03; 9 Samuel Tsegay (Eri) 2:08.06; 10 Feyisa Lilesa (Eth) 2:08.20; 11 Abderrahime Bouramdane (Mar) 2:10.13; 12 Bazu Worku (Eth) 2:10.14; 13 Vincent Kipruto (Ken) 2:10.39; 14 Zersenay Tadese (Eri) 2:12.41; 15 Abreham Cherkos (Eth) 2:12.46; 16 Bekir Karayei (Tur) 2:13.21; 17 Lee Merrien (Gbr) 2:13.41; 18 Solonei Rocha (Bra) 2:14.57; 19 John Beattie (Gbr) 2:16.38; 20 Phil Anthony (Gbr) 2:16.40

LONDON MARATHON WOMEN’S TOP 20 RESULTS

1 Mary Keitany (Ken) 2hrs 18mins 37secs; 2 Edna Kiplagat (Ken) 2:19.50; 3 Priscah Jeptoo (Ken) 2:20.14; 4 Florence Kiplagat (Ken) 2:20.57; 5 Lucy Kabuu (Ken) 2:23.12; 6 Aberu Kebede (Eth) 2:24.04; 7 Irina Mikitenko (Ger) 2:24.53; 8 Jessica Augusto (Por) 2:24.59; 9 Atsede Baysa (Eth) 2:25.59; 10 Jelena Prokopcuka (Lat) 2:27.04; 11 Claire Hallissey (Gbr) 2:27.44; 12 Koren Jelela (Eth) 2:28.05; 13 Freya Murray (Gbr) 2:28.10; 14 Isabellah Andersson (Swe) 2:29.57; 15 Maria Konovalova (Rus) 2:30.29; 16 Louise Damen (Gbr) 2:31.37; 17 Constantina Dita (Rom) 2:32.34; 18 Irvette van Blerk (Rsa) 2:33.41; 19 Sonia Samuels (Gbr) 2:33.41; 20 Amy Whitehead (Gbr) 2:33.44

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