Kenyan world record holder Wilson Kipsang won his second title at the London Marathon today, while fellow Kenyan Edna Kiplagat won the women's race. Kipsang set a course record 2:04.27 with compatriot Stanley Biwott coming in second. It comes as no surprise to hear that the mighty Kenyans and Ethiopians are in the top 10 places in a marathon in any given place of the world- they are the undisputed world champions in this sport.
Mo Farah, the Briton who won 5,000m and 10,000m gold at the 2012 London Olympics and last year's World Championships, came in 8th place in his first marathon race. Despite missing out on the British record, Farah recorded the fourth fastest time by a Briton.
The London Marathon covers a distance of 26.2 miles (approx. 42 km), and even the most meticulously prepared marathon runners are often surprised by the sheer physical and mental challenge presented.
The photos below were taken at the 24 mile marker near London Blackfriars bridge.
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