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Edna Kiplagat wins women’s London Marathon

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Edna Kiplagat won the women’s elite race Sunday in London Marathon.

Edna clocked 2 hours 20 minutes and 21 seconds to win the women’s title beating her compatriot Florence Kiplagat to the second place.

Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia was third.

Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat sprinted away from compatriot Florence Kiplagat down the Mall to win the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday.

Kiplagat, the two-time reigning world champion, made up for the pain of finishing runner-up for the past two years in the capital to take the title in two hours, 20 minutes and 21 seconds, with her namesake three seconds back.

Tirunesh Dibaba, the Ethiopian track great stepping up, like Mo Farah, to 26.2 miles for the first time, had looked set to challenge the pair for much of the race, but paid the price for dropping a water bottle and having to stop to pick it up. She finished in third, 14 seconds adrift.

Over 36,000 runners including First Lady Margate Kenyatta took part in the event.

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