Kiptom wins London Marathon in 2nd fastest time

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Kiptom wins London Marathon in 2nd fastest time

Kelvin Kiptum, a 23-year-old Kenyan athlete, won the London Marathon and set the second fastest time in history for the distance.

An Overview of the News

  • Kiptum finished the race with a time of 2 hours, 1 minute and 25 seconds, breaking the course record but only 16 seconds short of Eliud Kipchoge's world record.

  • Kiptum finished behind elite runners Amos Kipruto, Tamirat Tola and Mo Farah, who finished ninth at age 40 with a time of 2 hours 10 minutes and 28 seconds.

About the London Marathon

  • It is an annual long distance running competition that takes place in London, UK. It was first organised in 1981.

  • The event attracts elite athletes and amateur runners from around the world. Participants walk 26.2 miles (42.2 km) through the streets of London, passing famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge.

  • In addition to elite men's and women's races, there are also wheelchair races and mass participation events for amateur runners.


  • It is the capital of England and the United Kingdom and is a city with a rich history that dates back to Roman times.

  • The iconic 'Big Ben' clock tower is home to Westminster Abbey in the centre of London as well as the site of the British Monarchy's coronation.

  • Across the River Thames from the centre of London is the London Eye observation wheel, which provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural precinct and the entire city.

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