London Marathon 2017 – Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba missed the 1st place

Ethiopia’s great running legends Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba came close but fall short of sweeping London Marathon to Kenya’s Daniel Wanjiru and Mary Keitany respectively.

Ethiopia’s great running legends Tirunesh Dibaba
Tirunesh Dibaba

Kenenisa Bekele finished second in a time of 02:05:57 and Tirnuesh Dibaba finished second in the women’s race in a time of 02:17:56, making her the third fastest woman in the world after improving Ethiopia’s women marathon record previously held by Tiki Gelana by more than 1 minute.

Ethiopia’s great running legends Kenenisa Bekele
Kenenisa Bekele

Mary Keitany won the women’s race, setting a new women-only world record with a time of 2:17:01, while Daniel Wanjiru came first in the men’s race in 2:05:48.

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