Ethiopia’s Sisay Wins Men’s London Marathon

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Athlete Sisay Lemma won the men’s London Marathon on Monday, finishing the road race in 2:04:01.

Sisay, who finished the 2020 London third, crossed the line 27 seconds ahead of Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba. Ethiopia’s Mosinet Geremew finished third.



Sisay’s victory was the crowning moment of a long and impressive marathon career. In the 15 previous marathons that he had completed, he had recorded wins in Warsaw, Vienna, Frankfurt and Ljubljana but victory had eluded him in the World Marathon Majors series.

As per the World Athletics, his previous results in previous major serious were

7th – London 2016
4th – Berlin 2016
DNF – Boston 2017
4th – Chicago 2017
30th – Boston 2019
3rd – Berlin 2019
3rd – Tokyo 2020
3rd – London 2020
1st – London 2021 Crown

In the Women’s race, Kenyan athlete, Joyciline Jepkosgei,  won the race after breaking clear of her rivals with four miles remaining and crossed the finish line in 2:17:43 – the seventh fastest time on the world all-time list.

Ethiopian athlete Degitu Azimeraw  finished the race second in 2:17:58 while the third place went to her compatriot Ashete Bekere in 2:18:18. 

The world record-holder and Olympic silver medallist, Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei settled for fourth place in 2:18:40.

Leading results

Women
1 Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) 2:17:43
2 Degitu Azimeraw (ETH) 2:17:58
3 Ashete Bekere (ETH) 2:18:18
4 Brigid Kosgei (KEN) 2:18:40
5 Lonah Chemtai Salpeter (ISR) 2:18:54
6 Valary Jemeli (KEN) 2:20:35
7 Joan Chelimo Melly (KEN) 2:21:23
8 Zeineba Yimer (ETH) 2:21:40
9 Tigist Girma (ETH) 2:22:45
10 Charlotte Purdue (GBR) 2:23:26

Men
1 Sisay Lemma (ETH) 2:04:01
2 Vincent Kipchumba (KEN) 2:04:28
3 Mosinet Geremew (ETH) 2:04:41
4 Evans Chebet (KEN) 2:05:43
5 Birhanu Legese (ETH) 2:06:10
6 Shura Kitata (ETH) 2:07:51
7 Philip Sesemann (GBR) 2:12:58
8 Josh Griffiths (GBR) 2:13:39
9 Matt Leach (GBR) 2:15:31
10 Andrew Davies (GBR) 2:15:36

 

EM News/Agencies

Featured Image Caption: Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma celebrates winning the elite men’s race [Photo REUTERS/Matthew Childs]

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