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London Marathon: Delayed race could feature elite athletes only
The 40th London Marathon has been
to 4th October 2020
"When great minds come together, great things happen."
Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei (KEN)
are London Marathon Champions 2019.
World record holder Brigid Kosgei returns to defend her title
The ballot 2020 is closed.
By opening the ballot already on marathon Sunday the organizers
successfully got what they wanted: a new record of applications.
Incredible 457,861 entered the lottery, an increase of 10%
compared to last year. Thereof 56% are first-timers and 48% are
female, another record figure.
84,125 international runners applied for the just 6,000 bibs for
overseas, while this amount already includes the travel
agencies' contingent. Altogether only around half of the 56,000
numbers go into the ballot. Good luck!
look up results 2019
Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) is the first man to win in London
for the 4th time. Adding to this he improved his own course
record to 2:02:37, the second fastest time in history. He was
chased by two incredible Ethiopian runners. Mosinet Geremew
is the fastest runner-up of all times, 2:02:55 makes him
also the second fastest marathon runner after Eliud. Mule
Wasihun placed third after 2:03:16, what would still have
been a new course record.
In the ladies' race Brigid Kosgei (KEN) showed a
breathtaking performance by running the second half in stunning
66:42, the fastest time any woman has run ever. Defending
champion Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) ran to second place in
2:20:14, the biggest gap between winner and runner-up since
2005. 21-year-old Roza Dereje (ETH) won the sprint for
3rd place on the podium after 2:20:51.
The ballot date is not yet announced.
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