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Kenyan Wilson Kipsang Wins Tokyo Marathon, But Slightly Misses World Record

Kenyan Star Marathon Runner Wilson Kipsang missed the world record at today's Tokyo Marathon. He ran the fastest time ever on Japanese soil to win the race in two hours, three minutes and 58 seconds. Another Kenyan Sarah Chepchirchir won the womens race in Japanese record time. The 34-year-old New York Marathon champion, and two-time London Marathon winner is the first man in history to run four sub 2:04 marathons. He was looking to beat fellow Kenyan Dennis Kimetto's mark of 2:02.57.

 


All six of the world record times recognised by the IAAF have been set at the Berlin marathon, including Kipsang's at the 2013 version. The New York champion and former two-time London winner thus became the first man in history to run a jaw-dropping four sub 2:04 marathons. Kenyan Sarah Chepchirchir took the the women's race in 2:19.47. Ethiopians Birhane Dibaba (2:21.19) and Amane Gobena (2:23.09) were 2nd and 3rd.. 
 

 

 

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