2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

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London, England
October 4, 2020

RRW: Brigid Kosgei Dominates, Shura Kitata and Hall Surprise at London Marathon

Brigid Kosgei DOMINATES 2020 London Marathon, American Sara Hall Shocks Field To Finish Second

Kosgei winning convincingly may not have been a shock but the name of the second-place finisher sure was, Sara Hall.

Shura Kitata Snaps Eliud Kipchoge’s 10-Race Win Streak to Win 2020 London Marathon

With a half-mile left, 4 men were still battling it out for the win. With 200 meters to go, it was a 3-way sprint finish. Shockingly, none of those men was Eliud Kipchoge.

Eliud Kipchoge Lost a Marathon - What Happened?

For the first time in over seven years, Eliud Kipchoge was beaten in a marathon. Here's how it happened.

American Sara Hall Runs The Race Of Her Life To Finish 2nd in 2020 London Marathon In 2:22:01

An American hadn't finished in the top 3 in London since 2006 but Sara Hall ran the race of her life and mowed down everyone in the field save Brigid Kosgei (2:18:58) to finish second in 2:22:01 after outkicking world champ Ruth Chepngetich. US Olympian Molly Seidel was 6th (2:25:13).

Breaking: Kenenisa Bekele withdraws from Virgin Money London Marathon

"I was in good shape but then I picked up a niggle in my left calf after two fast training sessions close together in the last weeks of preparation," said Bekele. "I have been having treatment every day since then and I truly believed I would be ready, but today it is worse and I now know I cannot race on it.”

2020 London Marathon Preview Podcast: Kipchoge vs Bekele is Here

The LetsRun.com experts break down the 2020 Virgin London Marathon

London Press Conference Highlights: Brigid Kosgei Sounds Less Confident Than She Did A Year Ago, Could Ruth Chepngetich Spring The Upset?

Who sounded confident at Thursday's pre-race press conference? Find out here.

How Many Americans Will Get Lapped at the 2020 London Marathon? A Scientific Exploration

The bad news: an American is almost certain to get lapped in Sunday's London Marathon. The good news: you can get lapped in London and still run really, really fast. We preview the chances of Jared WardSara HallMolly Seidel, and Lindsay Flanagan. Could Sara Hall possibly break Deena Kastor's 2:19:36 AR?

2020 London Marathon Women's Preview: WR Holder Brigid Kosgei vs. World Champ Ruth Chepngetich in Clash of World #1 vs World #2

Like the men's race, the women's race in London is headlined by an incredible showdown: WR holder Brigid Kosgei against world champ Ruth Chepngetich. Both women have won their last 3 marathons; something's gotta give in London.

After Trials Disappointment, American Linsday Flanagan Ready For Fast London Marathon On Sunday

The American wasn't confirmed to the field until late August but says she's ready to PR and also admits to being star-struck by Kipchoge. "I wanted to get my own picture of him like you know, from the bushes, but I didn't. I was like can I just hide and snap a picture?"  

Eliud Kipchoge Offers Americans A Covid-19 Pep Talk

"Americans, please take heart. COVID cannot make you lose self-esteem. Make sure in life, you joke around, make sure in life you keep positive, and all Americans will be great again," said Kipchoge.

Kenenisa Bekele and Eliud Kipchoge Speak Ahead of 2020 London Marathon: WRs, Shoes, and Kipchoge's COVID Message of Hope for the USA

Great news fans. Bekele says he's in the same shape at Berlin 2019 and admits its "really difficult" to see his track WRs fall. Kipchoge says Covid-19 shows why fans need to accept the new shoe technology and offers a message of hope to the USA.

2020 London Marathon Men's Preview: What to Expect from Eliud Kipchoge & Kenenisa Bekele in the Race of the Year

It's here. We made it, people. We may have lost Boston, Berlin, Chicago, and New York, but the world's greatest marathon, London, has found a way to survive the pandemic.

How to Watch the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

Breaking Down The 2020 London Marathon Field Which Features 3 of the 4 Fastest Men Ever

The 2020 London Marathon field is out and it's amazing. We tell you who is in, who is out and along the way we wonder when Galen Rupp will next race. *MB: London Marathon elite fields 2020

Now That Kipchoge vs Bekele Is Set, The Question Is - Are They In Shape?

How have the greatest marathoner and greatest distance runner in history been training during the pandemic? Where is their fitness two months before London? Superagent Jos Hermens gives us the inside scoop.

Virgin Money London Marathon Elite Only Race Confirmed For Sunday October 4; Eliud Kipchoge Vs Kenenisa Bekele Is Officially On

The elite races will take place on a looped course in St. James' Park with Kipchoge vs Bekele and Brigid Kosgei highlighting. Despite organizers' best efforts, the mass participation race is cancelled and runners can defer their entry to 2021, 2022 or 2023.

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