Kipchoge beaten as Kitata takes London Marathon title

– – World record holder Eliud Kipchoge was beaten in the London Marathon as Shura Kitata won a thrilling sprint finish to claim an unexpected victory. Four-time winner Kipchoge was the favourite, but fell behind with two laps to go and finished eighth. Ethiopian Kitata pushed ahead of Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba on the home straight to finish in two hours five minutes and 41 seconds. Brigid Kosgei, who holds the women’s world record, defended her title. Kipchoge, who last lost a marathon in 2013, said: “I am really disappointed. I…

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