Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the women’s race in the London Marathon on Sunday, beating compatriot and defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot by almost two minutes on a blustery day in the British capital.
The 25-year-old Kosgei bettered her second-place finish in last year’s race by running the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 20 seconds. It was her second win in the World Marathon Majors, after victory in Chicago last year.
Cheruiyot finished in a time of 2:20:14 and Roza Dereje of Ethiopia was third, 37 seconds further back.
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