Athletics-Keitany strides to victory in women's London marathon


Sun, 17 Apr 11:30:00 2011

Kenyan Mary Keitany strode away from the field after the halfway point to win the London women's marathon on Sunday.

The 29-year-old world half-marathon record holder, who finished third in her marathon debut in New York last year, clocked an unofficial two hours 19 minutes 17 seconds.

Defending champion Liliya Shobukhova of Russia was second and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya finished third.

Shobukhova headed the leading group at the halfway stage but was unable to respond as Keitany stretched her lead in the second half of the 42.195 kms race.


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