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.
Keitany set a new womens-only world record in the process, crossing the finish line in 02:17:01, the quickest ever time since men and women started racing separately, beating Paula Radcliffe’s record of 2:17:42 set in the 2005 race. The overall women’s record, 2:15:25, is with Paula Radcliffe only.
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In the men’s wheelchair race David Weir set a record of seven London Marathon victories. The 37-year-old multi-medal winning paralympian passed Tanni Grey-Thompson’s record of six victories as he took the title right on the line from Switzerland’s Marcel Hug.
Top 5 finishers – Men’s race
- 1. Daniel Wanjiru (Kenya) 2:05:48
- 2. Kenenisa Bekele (Ethiopia) 2:05:57
- 3. Bedan Karoki Muchiri (Kenya) 2:07:41
- 4. Abel Kirui (Kenya) 2:07:45
- 5. Alphonce Simbu (Tanzania) 2:09:10
- 1. Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2:17:01
- 2. Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) 2:17:56
- 3. Aselefech Mergia (Ethiopia) 2:23:08
- 4. Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) 2:23:50
- 5. Lisa Jane Weightman (Australia) 2:25:15
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry were present in the Marathon, and they had a total blast. The trio cheered on thousands of runners, offering high-fives and hugs as participants made their way to the finish line.