Sport
Kiprotich finishes 12th at London MarathonPublish Date: Apr 13, 2014
Kiprotich finishes 12th at London Marathon
  • mail
  • img
Kiprotich (in green) failed to improve on last years finish at the London Marathon. Reuters Photo
newvision

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)

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Uganda Cubs to return to camp Saturday
The Uganda Cubs will not resume training for the return leg of the Africa U-17 Youth Championships qualifiers until Saturday because the players are not available....
Uganda makes slow start in Glasgow
SAVE for badminton where Uganda beat Kenya to keep alive its chances of advancing, the country’s swimmers, squash and table tennis players struggled at the opening stage...
Mo Farah out of Commonwealth Games
GLASGOW Commonwealth Games were handed a heavy body blow early on Thursday's opening day with the news that athletics legend Mo Farah had pulled out due to injury...
Chesang sets new junior record
Uganda’s Stella Chesang finished fourth at the IAAF World Junior championships with a new national junior record at the IAAF World Junior championships taking place in Eugene....
Commonwealth Games open in colourful, moving ceremony
Queen Elizabeth II has opened the 20th Commonwealth Games after a moving and colourful ceremony at Celtic Park....
Cranes resume training for return leg against Mauritania
The Cranes team has resumed training at Namboole in preparation of the return leg against Mauritania on August 3....
Should government review powers of kings?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter