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World document holder Kipchoge breaks course mark to win Tokyo Marathon


TOKYO, March 6 (Xinhua) — World document holder Eliud Kipchoge gained his fourth main marathon with a course mark on the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday.

The 37-year-old Kenyan completed the race in entrance of the Tokyo railway station with a time of two:02:40, the fourth-fastest official time in historical past which is barely slower than his world document of two:01:39.

Kipchoge, who retained the Olympic champion final summer time on the Tokyo Games, now holds three of the 4 quickest information ever.

This is the fourth main marathon Kipchoge has gained following victories in Berlin, London, and Chicago.

His compatriot Amos Kipruto completed second in 2:03:13, additionally beating the course document of two:03:58 set by Wilson Kipsang of Kenya in 2017. Ethiopia’s Tamirat Tola took third in 2:04:14, adopted by Japan’s nationwide document holder Kengo Suzuki at fourth in 2:05:28.

In the ladies’s race, world document holder Kenyan Brigid Kosgei gained the title in 2:16:02, slicing the earlier course document by one minute and 43 seconds.

Ashete Bekere completed second in 2:17:58 and her fellow Ethiopian Gotytom Gebreslase completed third in 2:18:18.