Sunday 22 April 2018

BRIEF

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

Mary Keitany,  Age: 36 | Marathon PB: 2:17:01
Three-time Virgin Money London Marathon & New York City Marathon champion

Gladys Cherono, Age: 34 | Marathon PB: 2:19:25
2014 world half marathon champion

Brigid Kosgei,  Age: 23 | Marathon PB: 2:20:22
2017 Honolulu Marathon champion

Vivian Cheruiyot, Age: 34 | Marathon PB: 2:23:35
2016 Olympic 5000m champion; 2015 world 10,000m champion

 

ELITE CHALLENGERS

Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopia
Age: 32 | Marathon PB: 2:17:56
Multiple Olympic and world champion, 10,000m & 5,000m

Mare Dibaba, Ethiopia
Age: 28 | Marathon PB: 2:19:52
2015 World Marathon champion

Tigist Tufa, Ethiopia
Age: 30 | Marathon PB: 2:21:52
2015 Virgin Money London Marathon champion

Tadelech Bekele, Ethiopia
Age: 26 | Marathon PB: 2:21:54

Rose Chelimo, Bahrain
Age: 32 | Marathon PB: 2:22:51
2017 marathon world champion

Charlotte Purdue, Great Britain
Age: 26 | Marathon PB: 2:30:04

Stephanie Bruce, USA
Age: 34 | Marathon PB: 2:29:35

Allison Kieffer, USA
Age: 3028 | Marathon PB: 2:29:39
2017 New York Marathon 2nd place

Tracy Barlow, Great Britain
Age: 32 | Marathon PB: 2:30:42

Lily Partridge, Great Britain
Age: 26 | Marathon PB: 2:32:09

Anna Holm Jorgensen, Denmark
Age: 30 | Marathon PB: 2:33:02

Tish Jones, Great Britain
Age: 34 | Marathon PB: 2:33:56

Alia Gray, USA
Age: 29 | Marathon PB: 2:34:00

Liz Costello, USA
Age: 29 | Marathon PB: 2:38:21

Rebecca Murray, Great Britain
Age: 23 | Marathon PB: Debut

 

                 2017 WINNERS

1             KEITANY, Mary (KEN)                        02:17:01

2             DIBABA, Tirunesh (ETH)                   02:17:56

3             MERGIA, Aselefech (ETH)                02:23:08

4             CHERUIYOT, Vivian (KEN)                 02:23:50

5             WEIGHTMAN, Lisa (AUS)                 02:25:15

6             THWEATT, Laura (USA)                    02:25:38

7             KIPROP, Helah (KEN)                         02:25:39

8             TUFA, Tigist (ETH)                              02:25:52

9             KIPLAGAT, Florence (KEN)               02:26:25

10           TRENGOVE, Jessica (AUS)                02:27:01

11           KEBEDE, Aberu (ETH)                        02:27:27

12           LOBACEVSKE, Diana (LTU)               02:28:48

13           TAYLOR, Kellyn (USA)                       02:28:51

14           DIXON, Alyson (GBR)                        02:29:06

15           PURDUE, Charlotte (GBR)                02:29:23

16           BARLOW, Tracy (GBR)                       02:30:42

17           DEELSTRA, Andrea (NED)                 02:31:32

18           JONES, Tish (GBR)                              02:33:56

19           PANAYIOTOU, Melanie (AUS)         02:35:25

20           VANDENBUSSCHE, Hanna (BEL)     02:37:28

 

 

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