일요일, 5월 19, 2024
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London Marathon 2024 outcomes: Peres Jepchirchir breaks girls’s solely world file


The sphere for the ladies’s race was thought of among the best ever assembled with three of the 4 quickest girls in historical past competing.

They had been on monitor for ladies’s solely file – a file for a marathon run on a course with none male athletes within the race – all through with the main pack instantly placing distance between themselves and the remainder of the sector.

When the lead group started to skinny it was Jepchirchir, Assefa, Jepkosgei and Alemu left standing.

They stayed collectively till Jepchirchir kicked for dwelling in the previous few hundred metres and the 30-year-old Kenyan was in a position to see off Assefa to win in London for the primary time.

“I’m feeling grateful. I’m so completely happy for the victory. I used to be not anticipating to run a world file – I knew it is perhaps beat however I didn’t count on it to be me,” Jepchirchir informed BBC Sport.

“I knew the historical past and the women had been sturdy. I used to be working additional onerous. My time was decrease however I’ve come good in the present day and set a PB.

“I’m so completely happy to qualify for the Olympics and I really feel grateful. I am completely happy to be at Paris and my prayer is to be there and run properly to defend my title. I do know it will not be straightforward however I will strive my greatest.”

Mhairi MacLennan was the primary British finisher in eleventh place.

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