London Marathon 2021: Joyciline Jepkosgei upsets Brigid Kosgei to win girls’s race

Joyciline Jepkosgei claims her maiden London title after dropping out of final 12 months’s race

Joyciline Jepkosgei upset Kenyan compatriot and world file holder Brigid Kosgei to say her first London Marathon title with a daring run.

Jepkosgei, who received the 2019 New York Marathon, made the decisive transfer round 22 miles.

The 27-year-old received in two hours 17 minutes and 43 seconds, whereas Kosgei dropped again and completed fourth.

Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma landed the largest win of his profession within the males’s race, coming dwelling in 2:04.01.

Charlotte Purdue, who controversially missed out on Tokyo 2020 choice, was the primary Briton dwelling within the girls’s race.

Charlotte Purdue
Purdue was the quickest Briton within the 2019 race as effectively

Purdue completed tenth in a private finest 2:23.26, simply wanting Mara Yamauchi’s second place on the British all-time checklist however effectively contained in the qualifying commonplace for subsequent 12 months’s World Championships in Oregon.

Degitu Azimeraw of Ethiopia was second with compatriot Ashete Bekere third.

Kosgei, competing simply 57 days after claiming Olympic silver in Tokyo, was aiming to comply with within the footsteps of Germany’s Katrin Dorre and develop into solely the second lady to win three back-to-back girls’s titles.

It was additionally an underwhelming outing for the boys’s defending champion Shura Kitata with the Ethiopian, hampered by a hamstring niggle, ending sixth in 2:07.51.

He completed a little bit over 5 minutes forward of Britain’s Philip Sesemann as the previous middle-distance specialist made a powerful marathon debut at 29.

Lemma, who completed third on final 12 months’s Covid-enforced closed course, turned up the tempo at an analogous level on the path to Jepkosgei with equally profitable end result.

Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba and Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew have been second and third in his wake.

Earlier within the day, Marcel Hug and Manuela Schar accomplished a Swiss double within the wheelchair races.

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