26 Apr '15, 8am

London Marathon 2015: Live splits and commentary

Finish – the London Marathon champion is Eliud Kipchoge. He moved clear with 800m to go, to win by 5 seconds, in 2:04:42 . Kipsang was second, the two having moved well clear of the chasers, who were led home by Kimetto. That was an incredible final 10km. The final 7.2 km were run in 2:52/km, but that was full of surges, periods of fast then slow, so in truth it was even harder than that. Kimetto hung on for third, over a minute down. That was some running by Kipchoge, and he may be your guy if you’re looking for the next World Record holder. Berlin will be an interesting race, if he manages to get into it! 40km – 1:58:29, the last 5km in 14:27 . That’s actually a touch slower than I thought, but it’s because it was constructed with surges and let-offs, so fast-slow, and worth considerably faster. It accounted for Kitwara and then Regassa, and it seemed Kimetto, but then h...

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