2017 London Marathon - Virgin Money London Marathon

April 23, 2017
London, England
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The Telegraph:

Griffiths had no idea he'd be going to a post-race press conference so didn't even have cloths to wear and had to borrow shorts from his 15-year-old brother. "Abel Kirui is one side of you, Kenenisa Bekele is the other side and you are sat there wearing your brother’s shorts and a top you bought in the London Marathon Expo thinking ‘what on earth is going on?’”

 

Toni Reavis:

Reavis tries to put Mary Keitany's performance in perspective relative to Paula Radcliffe's runs and talks about the difference between a pacer and an "escort."

The Telegraph:

He revealed post-race he's been suffering from depression for the last 7 months.

The Telegraph:

He was hoping to hit the Commonwealth Games standard of 2:16:00 but now will be going to Worlds. *Video of Griffiths finish

LRC Mary Keitany won more than $300,000 today

$55,000 for the win, $100,000 for sub-2:18, $25,000 for the course record and $125,000 for the world record.

LRC After An Epic Battle, Daniel Wanjiru Outduels Kenenisa Bekele To Win The 2017 London Marathon

A great back-and-forth between Kenya's Daniel Wanjiru and all-time great Kenenisa Bekele saw Wanjiru win a close race 9 seconds ahead of Bekele in 2:05:48.

LRC Wow: Mary Keitany Survives Nearly Suicidal First Half and Blitzes A 2:17:01 To Take Down Paula Radcliffe's Women's Only World Record and Win 2017 London Marathon

Running history was made today when the greatest field assembled in women's marathoning history battled against each other. Mary Keitany ran the fastest marathon ever in an women's only race and she did so in mind-boggling fashion as she ran the first half more than a minute faster than any woman in history. Tirunesh Dibaba had a historic run as well, putting herself third on the all-time list in 2:17:56. On the American front, Laura Thweatt had a super impressive run, taking almost 3-minutes off her PB to finish sixth in 2:25:38.
*MB: Laura Thweatt 2:25:38 in London, #7 all-time US

Newsweek:

“The blood is not flowing. These are, as usual, unsubstantiated claims, a way to romanticize what happened. (They are) using him for their own political agenda."

The Telegraph:

He retired from track after a controversial Olympic showing.

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