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Athletics: Kenyans dominate as Farah toils in London Marathon debut

Published on Apr 13, 2014 8:23 PM
 
Second place Stanley Biwott (left), first place Wilson Kipsang of Kenya (centre) and third place Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia (right) pose for photographs after completing the men's race in the 2014 London Marathon on The Mall in central London on Sunday, April 13, 2014. World record holder Wilson Kipsang and twice world champion Edna Kiplagat led Kenyan domination at the London Marathon on Sunday as Britain's Mo Farah toiled on his highly-anticipated debut. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - World record holder Wilson Kipsang and twice world champion Edna Kiplagat led Kenyan domination at the London Marathon on Sunday as Britain's Mo Farah toiled on his highly-anticipated debut.

Farah, the world and Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 metres champion, came home eighth as Kipsang secured a second London title with a course record 2hr 4min 29sec.

He kicked clear of compatriot Stanley Biwott, who was 26sec back, with Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede third.

Farah, who was never in contention after dropping behind the leaders from the start, gritted his teeth to cross in 2:08:21, outside the 1985 British record of Welshman Steve Jones but setting an English mark.

 
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