How Kenya upstaged Ethiopia to London Marathon glory

Mary Keitany of Kenya broke Paula Radcliffe's women's-only world record to win the London Marathon on Sunday.

Radcliffe still holds the women's world record of 2:15.25, set at the London Marathon in 2003, when she ran against men and women.

She must be one of the first two British runners home and run under the qualifying time of two hours and 36 minutes to clinch her place for London in the summer.

Keitany beat Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba, who finished second, after Dibaba began to struggle on the Embankment, even stopping at one point as she appeared to clutch her stomach.

The women's-only record was designated after track and field's governing body, the International Association of Athletics Federation, changed the criteria for marathon world records in 2011 so that the women's record had to be set in a women-only race.

Joshua Griffiths clocked two hours, 14 minutes and 52 seconds on his first attempt at marathon distance, beating elite British runners such as Robbie Simpson, Andrew Davies and Scott Overall.

Steven Rolfe, 39, of Martens Meadow, Braintree, chose to set himself the challenge of running 10 marathons before he turned 40. "It was the pace I was preparing for", he said.

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"She knows that she went for that injection", she said.

The Virgin Money London Marathon 2018 is set to be held on 22 April next year - so plenty of time to start training.

David Weir rode to a magnificent seventh victory in the London Marathon wheelchair race on Sunday.

He is also encouraging anyone who already has a place in this year's event to unite with him in the fight against the disease by joining the charity's running team.

The team is made up of five runners from all across the United Kingdom that met at last year's London Marathon. "My expectation was to win because I prepared very well in Kenya and my training went ideal".

Simon said: "I made a decision to run for Prostate Cancer UK because of the wonderful support and help the charity provides for men and their families". That was the best that I've felt in a London Marathon.

Last year's men's and women's champions were missing from this year's race for different reasons. "I have tasted world record pace which was good for me". That was nine seconds faster than Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia, while Bedan Karoki was third. "I saw him try to stand up again and his legs just went down again, and I thought, 'This is more important, getting him across the line is more important than shaving a few seconds off my time'".

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