Kenyans dominate London race as First Lady takes on course for a good cause

What you need to know:

  • His victory came a few minutes after his Iten neighbour and double World champion Ednah Ngeringwony Kiplagat won the women’s race in 2:20.21.
  • Kipsang’s three children Bethwell Koech, David Kiplagat and Kiptoo Kipsang also jumped up and down, urging their dad on as he brushed off a spirited final challenge from 2012 Paris Marathon champion Stanley Biwott.
  • There was additional interest in Sunday’s Virgin Money-sponsored London Marathon due to the participation of First Lady Margaret Kenyatta who was running for her ‘Beyond Zero’ charity.

Iten Sunday lived up to its self-proclaimed title of “Home of Champions” in spectacular fashion when the Elgeyo Maraket County capital produced a double victory at Sunday’s high-profile London Marathon.

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