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Kiprotich finishes 12th at London Marathon
Publish Date: Apr 13, 2014
Kiprotich finishes 12th at London Marathon
Kiprotich (in green) failed to improve on last years finish at the London Marathon. Reuters Photo
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By James Bakama 

Virgin London Marathon

1. Wilson Kipsang (Kenya)

2. Stanley Biwott (Kenya)

3. Tsegay Kabede (Ethiopia)

12. Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) 

THE Virgin London Marathon again proved too fast for Ugandan star Stephen Kiprotich.

The Olympic and World Champion, who was sixth in the same race last year, slid further back finishing 12th position in two hours 11:37 minutes.

Kenya's Wilson Kipsang crosses the finish line to win the Men's Elite race. Reuters Photo

Kenya's dominance saw Edna Kiplagat winning the women's elite race. Florence Kiplagat (background) came second. Reuters Photo

Mo Farah who was making his marathon debut finished a respectable 8th to break the English record but finished outside Steve Jones' 29-year-old British record of 2:07:13. Reuters Photo

Kenya’s world record holder Wilson Kipsang won the event in a new course record of 2:04:29. Another Kenyan Stanley Biwott came second while 2013 winner Tsegaye Kebede came third in a race that attracted 37000 runners.

Kenya's Edna Kiplagat won the women's elite race with Florence Kiplagat in second and Tirunesh Dibaba third.

Among those who beat Kiprotich in one of the world’s most lucrative races was Briton Mo Farah in eighth position.

London Marathon Top 18 (Men)

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