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London Marathon 2020: Ethiopian Kitata beat Eliud Kipchoge to take title

Ethiopian Shura  Kitata wins London Marathon 2020 edition

Ethiopian Shura  Kitata has beaten world record holder Eliud Kipchoge to win the 2020 London Marathon.

Kitata’s win over the four-time winner was unexpected.

Kipchoge was the favourite for the marathon, but fell behind with two laps to go and finished eighth.

Ethiopian Kitata pushed ahead of Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba on the home straight to finish in two hours five minutes and 41 seconds.

In the women’s event, Brigid Kosgei, who holds the women’s world record, defended her title.

Both races were run in cold and wet conditions on a specially designed closed-loop course because of coronavirus restrictions.

The women’s race started at 07:15 BST with the men’s following three hours later and the wheelchair races, with male and female athletes competing at the same time, coming after.

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