2016 London Marathon - Virgin Money London Marathon

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London, England
April 24, 2016
NYC champ Stanley Biwott ran 2:03:51 but had to settle for second behind Kipchoge, who produced one of the greatest marathon performances in history. Kenenisa Bekele, racing his first marathon in 15 months, was third in 2:06:36.
Sumgong for her first major win despite a big fall.

Eliud Kipchoge Wins London in 2:03:05, Was it the Greatest Marathon Performance of All-Time, Where Does Kipchoge Rank All Time?

Kipchoge can lay claim to being the GOAT of the marathon.

2016 London Marathon Women's Preview: #1 vs. #2: The Showdown Between The World's Top Two Marathoners (Mare Dibaba and Mary Keitany) Headlines Totally Loaded Field

Dibaba and Keitany were 1-2 in LRC's 2015 World Rankings and they'll be joined by three others in the top seven, including defending champ Tigist Tufa, 2010 champ Aselefech Mergia and Chicago champ/HM WR holder Florence KiplagatSara Hall will also compete in a race that holds major Olympic implications for Kenya, Ethiopia and GB.

2016 London Marathon Men's Preview: Can Eliud Kipchoge Win An Unprecedented 4th Straight Major? Stanley Biwott, Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto, Kenenisa Bekele & More Hope Not

London is loaded once again as World #1 Kipchoge goes up against a stacked field that includes the past two world record holders (Kimetto and Kipsang), world champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, NYC champ Biwott and the great Kenenisa Bekele. It also has huge Olympic qualifying implications for Kenya + Great Britain. Set your alarms. This one is worth getting up for (5:00 a.m. ET start on Sunday).

RRW Q&A: Sara Hall Is Lone American In London Marathon Elite Field

Hall says the Trials was the first race she ever dropped out of. In London, she has no time expectations, but says she wants to run "with reckless abandon, without anything really on the line."

RRW: Marathon Organizers, Athletes Fighting for A Clean Sport

Doping Dominates Conversation At London Marathon Press ConferenceWilson Kipsang: "Doping or cheating is a problem, it's a crime.  That doesn't mean that the whole sport (is a problem). All the guys (Dennis Kimetto, Eliud Kipchoge and Stanley Biwott), we've been tested 7 or 8 times."

Four Thoughts On The 2016 London Men's Field: Olympic Implications, The Return Of Bekele And Karoki's Debut

The 2016 London men's field very well may be tougher to win than the Olympics. It is totally loaded once again as it includes the world's best marathoner, the world champ, the world record holder and a whole lot more. Surprisingly, it will mark the return to the marathon for Kenenisa Bekele and the debut of Bedan Karoki.

Return Of The Champions: Eliud Kipchoge Returns To The London Marathon To Defend His Title Against Wilson Kipsang, Dennis Kimetto And Kenenisa Bekele

Field also includes World champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Tokyo champ Endeshaw Negesse (2:04:52), 2:04:55 man Stanley Biwott and Rotterdam winner Abera Kuma (2:05:56). *MB: London Marathon elite men's field looking good.

Insanely Good Women's Field Announced For 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon - Is This Race Tougher To Win Than The 2016 Olympics?

Once again, London has secured an amazing field with five women who have run under 2:20 and eight under 2:21. All of the top 5 from our 2015 World Rankings are in the field including the winners of 2015 Dubai, London, Berlin, Chicago, New York and Worlds marathons.

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