Kenya’s Jepkosgei wins elite ladies’s race at London Marathon

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Oct 3 (Reuters) – Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei received an exhilarating London Marathon on Sunday in two hours, 17.43 minutes as world file holder and defending champion Brigid Kosgei pale late within the race to complete simply outdoors the rostrum locations.

Jepkosgei completed 15 seconds forward of Ethiopian Degitu Azimeraw, whereas Ashete Bekere got here third.

Reporting by Hritika Sharma in Bengaluru; Editing by Emelia Sithole-Matarise

Athletics - London Marathon - London, Britain - October 3, 2021 Spectators watch runners during the London Marathon Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Athletics - London Marathon - London, Britain - October 3, 2021 Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei celebrates winning the elite women's race REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Athletics - London Marathon - London, Britain - October 3, 2021 Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei celebrates winning the elite women's race REUTERS/Matthew Childs