By Chineze Ogugua
Mo Farah broke the British record time in elite men’s race at the London Marathon even though he came third.
Farah finished third in a new British record as he crossed the line in two hours, six minutes and 21 seconds to beat Steve Jones’ 33-year-old British record.The four-time Olympic champion was competing in his first 26.2-mile race since retiring from the track.
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge finished in 2:04:17 to win the race ahead of Ethiopa’s Tola Shura Kitata who finished in second place.
In the Women race,Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot in a personal best of two hours, 18 minutes and 31 seconds to win the race.
Olympic 5,000m champion Cheruiyot ran her first marathon in London last year and finished fourth overall before winning in Frankfurt in October.
Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei (2:20:13) finished second while Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele (2:21:30) finished third.
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