Two Kenyan runners win London Marathon

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Eliud Kipchoge won the 2018 men's London Marathon as Sir Mo Farah finished third in a British record time.

The Olympic 5,000-meter champion was joined on the podium by her compatriot Brigid Kosgei in second and Ethiopia's Tadelech Bekele in third.

Farah then talked about running another marathon in the autumn, possibly the World Champions marathon in Doha 2019, before Tokyo 2020: only to master the distance by then he must also conquer Kipchoge, the 33 year-old Kenyan with the best marathon record in history when it comes to lasting the distance and the pace.

Vivian Cheruiyot wins the London Marathon. The warm conditions played some part in the drop off in pace afterwards, though Kipchoge never once looked troubled, the man who won previous year at Monza race track ran 2:00:25, ruled out for record purposes because of a few little gimmicks, but a superhuman effort nonetheless.

But with runners such as Ethiopian great Kenenisa Bekele and last year's victor Daniel Wanjiru of Kenya trailing behind, Farah now knows that with a bit of fine-tuning - not least when it comes to collecting his drinks bottles - he has a real shot at success in Doha 2019.

Farah was at the back of the lead group despite twice making a mess of picking up his water bottle at the designated drink stations.

That allowed Cheruiyot in to take her first London crown, having won her first career marathon in Frankfurt only in October.

"I am knackered", said the 35-year-old, who broke the British marathon record.

There were 34 Guinness World Records as runners cautiously braved temperatures of up to 24°C in all manner of fancy dress costumes.

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"The drink station was confusing - I was table four, I went to pick it up".

"It's so different to being on the track, it's different pain and different training but I've enjoyed it".

'The crowd really got behind me, it was an awesome atmosphere. "I gave it all, 110 per cent as I normally do".

The men's race went out at a blistering pace, and Farah stayed with the group until a freakish incident when he missed his drinks bottle around the 10-mile (16-kilometer) mark, which delayed him after a heated exchange with a steward. Over time I hope to get it right so my aim is to continue.

"I was saying to the people on Motorbikes to tell the staff to be a bit helpful instead of taking pictures".

"I'm satisfied with the result". "I can't do any better than what I did".

Cheruiyot, 34, took advantage of failed attempts by last year's victor Mary Keitany and runner-up Tirunesh Dibaba to break Paula Radcliffe's 15-year-old world record.

Cheruiyot, who finished fourth a year ago in 2:23:50, over took defending champion Mary Keitany just after the 35km mark before cruising to her second ever marathon victory in personal best.

Keitany and Dibaba, who were sportingly sharing drinks in the opening segment, were ahead of Radcliffe's schedule through five kilometres in 15:46 and 10 kilometres in 31:46.

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