The Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 which took place on Sunday, 28.04. saw Eliud Kipchoge as the winner. Kipchoge rose victorious for an incredible fourth time. Some 40,000 runners participated in the 26.2-mile race marathon in the last week. Runners were joined by celebrities and amateur fundraisers and the run covered many of London’s iconic landmarks along the way. Among others, tennis star Sir Andy Murray started the race, and later Prince Harry made a surprise appearance and handed out medals to the marathon and wheelchair winners.
Eliud Kipchoge is a 34 –year old Kenyan long-distance runner, he majorly competes in marathons. His world record average marathon time is exactly two hours four minutes. In the marathon on Sunday Kipchoge set another record as the second fastest marathon time in history and won a record fourth London title by finishing the race in two hours, two minutes and 37 seconds. Mo Farah failed to keep pace with Eliud Kipchoge and finished fifth, reaching halfway at 61min 37sec. Farah finished the race and eventually with 2hr 5min 39sec. Callum Hawkins, whose time of 2hr 8min 14sec placed him third on the British all-time rankings.
In other major highlights, Brigid Kosgei broke her personal best record timings and won the women’s London Marathon. Manuela Schar also won the women’s wheelchair race in a magnificent performance. Dan Romanchuk won the men’s wheelchair race finishing with endurance and grace. The marathon also witnessed runners in all sorts of costumes. Ranging from Big Ben to Riddler, to Rhino and Superman, the marathon was a colorful and entertaining site for the spectators.