UK:// London Marathon 2018 – MEN (Sunday 22 April)

26 January 2018
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Sunday 22 April 2018

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The London Marathon (presently known through sponsorship as the Virgin Money London Marathon) is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29 March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. Since 2010, the race has been sponsored by Virgin Money.

The most recent event was the 2017 London Marathon on 23 April 2017. The date of the next London Marathon is Sunday 22 April 2018

 

ELITE KENYAN ENTRANTS

Daniel Wanjiru, Kenya
Age: 24 | Marathon PB: 2:05:21
2017 Virgin Money London Marathon champion

Eliud Kipchoge, Kenya
Age: 33 | Marathon PB: 2:03:05
2016 Olympic champion

Stanley Biwott, Kenya
Age: 31 | Marathon PB: 2:03:51
2015 New York City Marathon champion

Abel Kirui, Kenya
Age: 35 | Marathon PB: 2:05:04
2009 and 2011 World Marathon champion

Lawrence Cherono, Kenya
Age: 29 | Marathon PB: 2:05:09
2017 Amsterdam Marathon champion

Bedan Karoki, Kenya
Age: 27 | Marathon PB: 2:07:41
2017 RAK Half Marathon champion

 

ELITE CHALLENGERS

Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia
Age: 35 | Marathon PB: 2:03:03
2016 Berlin Marathon champion

Guye Adola, Ethiopia
Age: 27 | Marathon PB: 2:03:46
2016 Berlin Marathon 2nd place

Tola Shura Kitata, Ethiopia
Age: 21 | Marathon PB: 2:05:50
2017 Frankfurt Marathon champion

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Eritrea
Age: 22 | Marathon PB: 2:07:46
2015 marathon world champion

Amanuel Mesel, Eritrea
Age: 27 | Marathon PB: 2:08:17

Mo Farah, Great Britain
Age: 34 | Marathon PB: 2:08:21
Double Olympic 10,000m & 5,000m champion; three-time 10,000m & 5,000m world champion

Alphonce Felix Simbu, Tanzania
Age: 25 | Marathon PB: 2:09:10
2017 Virgin Money London Marathon third place

Fernando Cabada, USA
Age: 35 | Marathon PB: 2:11:36
2015 Chicago Marathon third place

Javier Guerra, Spain
Age: 33 | Marathon PB:  2:09:33
2013 La Coruna Marathon champion

Ihor Olefirenko, Ukraine
Age: 30 | Marathon PB: 2:12:04

Tsegai Tewelde, Great Britain
Age: 28 | Marathon PB: 2:12:23

Jonny Mellor, Great Britain
Age: 31 | Marathon PB: 2:12:57

Samuel Chelanga, USA
Age: 32 | Marathon PB: 2:15:02

Aaron Scott, Great Britain
Age: 28 | Marathon PB: 2:17:46

Taher Belkorchi, Morocco
Age: 22 | Marathon PB: Debut

 

                2017 WINNERS

1        WANJIRU, Daniel (KEN)                                                       02:05:48             

2        BEKELE, Kenenisa (ETH)                                                      02:05:57             

3        KAROKI, Bedan (KEN)                                                           02:07:41             

4        KIRUI, Abel (KEN)                                                                  02:07:45             

5        SIMBU, Alphonce (TAN)                                                      02:09:10             

6        GHEBRESLASSIE, Ghirmay (ERI)                                         02:09:57             

7        MENGSTU, Asefa (ETH)                                                       02:10:04             

8        MESEL, Amanuel (ERI)                                                         02:10:44             

9        GUERRA, Javier (ESP)                                                           02:10:55             

10      SHELLEY, Michael (AUS)                                                      02:11:38             

11      LAMDASSEM, Ayad (ESP)                                                   02:12:30             

12      LILESA, Feyisa (ETH)                                                             02:14:12             

13      KIBROM, Ghebre (ERI)                                                         02:14:52             

14      MEFTAH, Abdellatif (FRA)                                                   02:14:55             

15      SIMPSON, Robbie (GBR)                                                      02:15:04             

16      DAVIES, Andrew (GBR)                                                        02:15:11             

17      ABERA, Tesfaye (ETH)                                                          02:16:09             

18      ESPARZA, Jesus Arturo (MEX)                                            02:16:38             

19      OVERALL, Scott (GBR)                                                          02:16:54             

20      SEAWARD, Kevin (IRL)                                                         02:17:08             

 

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