2015 London Marathon - Virgin Money London Marathon
London Lives Up To The Hype As Eliud Kipchoge Takes Down Wilson Kipsang In Final Mile To Win In 2:04:42
This one was packed with drama as with 5 miles to go, it was down to the Big Three of Kipchoge, Kipsang and WR holder Dennis Kimetto plus '14 runner-up Stanley Biwott. After a 4:33 25th mile, it was Kipchoge vs. Kipsang. Kipsang finally broke with 800 to go and lost by 5 seconds.
Tigist Tufa was a 2:40 marathoner 2 years ago. Now she's London champ.
Did You Miss The Break In The Men's Race At The 2015 London Marathon? The Mystery Behind The One Minute Of Missing TV Coverage Explained
Women's race starts at 4:20 am eastern. Men at 5:10 eastern.
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Former champs Mary Keitany, Priscah Jeptoo and Edna Kiplagat and HM WR holder Florence Kiplagat take on Dubai champ Aselefech Mergia and 2014 World #1, Tirfi Tsegaye.
2015 London Marathon Men's Preview: Kipsang, Kimetto and Kipchoge Lead The Greatest Marathon Field Ever (Again)
This race is LOADED. The winners of last fall's three major marathons -- world record holder Dennis Kimetto (Berlin), Eliud Kipchoge (Chicago) and Wilson Kipsang (NYC) will all be in London, as there are a total of four sub-2:04 men and eight sub-2:05 men in the field (both the most ever in one race). You know a race is historically great if a pair of 2:03 guys (Geoffrey and Emmanuel Mutai) aren't even headliners.
Paula talks about having no regrets despite never winning an Olympic medal and says she thinks she could have gone faster than her 2:15:25 WR on that day. She will start with the masses (rather than the early elite women start) on Sunday.
Defending Champ Edna Kiplagat, NYC Champ Mary Keitany Headline Women's Elite Field at 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon Where The "Fantastic Four" Will Battle
2013 champ Priscah Jeptoo and world half marathon record holder Florence Kiplagat join Edna Kiplagat and Keitany to form what race organizers have dubbed "the Fantastic Four." NYC runner-up Jemima Sumgong and Berlin runner-up Feyse Tadesse should also contend as part of a field that includes six women who have broken 2:21. This will also be the final marathon for British legend Paula Radcliffe.
We discuss the return of Priscah Jeptoo, wonder how fast the women could go and say goodbye to Paula Radcliffe.
We share you the wisdom we got this morning from talking to the greatest marathoner on planet earth, Wilson Kipsang, and long-time London Marathon guru Dave Bedford.
The Greatest Marathon Field Ever? Six Thoughts On 2015 Virgin Marathon London And Kipsang Vs. Kimetto Vs. Bekele Vs. Kipchoge
The 2015 Virgin Marathon London professional men's field has been announced and it's arguagly the best men's field ever. The field features World #1 Wilson Kipsang vs. world record holder Dennis Kimetto, plus world #2 Eliud Kipchoge, and the added bonus of 5,000/10,000 record holder Kenenisa Bekele. The field has all of the top 5 from the 2014 LRC rankings and 7 of the top 9.
Discuss In Our Forum: 2015 London Marathon men's elite field is amazing - greatest ever?
On The Boards
- David Beckham's son, Romeo, starts crying after finishing jr London Marathon in sub-20 minutes
- Did Eliud Kipchoge beat the best 5k field ever in 2003 Paris and best marathon field ever in 2015 London?
- Thank you Paula!
- Official 2015 London Marathon Live Discussion Thread
- Marathon world record will fall in London
- Paula Radcliffe London prediction thread
- Paula Radcliffe: "I can look people in the eyes and say that I ran my whole career clean"
- Is 2015 London Marathon Guaranteed to Produce An Unbeatable Course Record?
- Why is Bekele running in Dubai AND London?
- What, no thread on Paula's competitive return?