It’s the latest achievement for arguably the greatest marathon runner in history — his time of two hours, two minutes and 37 seconds is the second fastest marathon of all time.

The rest of the field simply couldn’t handle the pace as Kipchoge put his foot down at the halfway mark and then again with just over a mile left to run.

His time was slightly off his own world record pace of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds — which he set at the Berlin Marathon in 2018.

Meanwhile, Brigid Kosgei was the clear winner of the women’s race after dominating the field with a phenomenal run.

It is the Kenyan’s first win in the London Marathon and she crossed the line over a minute ahead of second-placed defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot.

The 25-year-old’s time of two hours, 18 minutes and 20 seconds highlighted an impressive second-half of the race after a slow start to the women’s event.

Kosgei becomes the youngest female winner of the London Marathon.

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei crosses the finish line to win the women's race.
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British Olympic legend Mo Farah finished fifth on a breezy day in England’s capital, as he continues his education of the longer distances.

His public feud with Ethiopian Olympic gold medalist Haile Gebrselassie did not appear to effect Farah who lapped up the applause from the home support that lined the streets.

He finished in a time of two hours, five minutes and 39 seconds.

Mo Farah of Great Britain during the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Elsewhere, American Daniel Romanchuk won the men’s wheelchair race for the first time, beating the likes of eight-time champion David Weir.

Swiss athlete Manuela Schar won the women’s wheelchair event for the second time — after setting a course record in 2017.

More to follow…

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