2019 London Marathon

The 2019 London Marathon was the 39th running of the annual marathon race in London, United Kingdom, which took place on Sunday, 28 April. The elite men's race was won by Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge in a time of 2:02:37 hours – the second fastest time ever at that point. The women's race was won by Brigid Kosgei, also of Kenya, in 2:18:20.[1]

39th London Marathon
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Sinead Diver running in the elite women's race
VenueLondon, United Kingdom
Date28 April 2019
Champions
MenEliud Kipchoge (2:02:37)
WomenBrigid Kosgei (2:18:20)
Wheelchair menDaniel Romanchuk (1:33:38)
Wheelchair womenManuela Schär (1:44:09)
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The wheelchair races served as that year's World Para Athletics Marathon Championships. American Daniel Romanchuk won the men's title in 1:33:38 hours while Switzerland's Manuela Schär won the women's title in 1:44:09.[2]

In the under-17 Mini Marathon, the 3-mile able-bodied and wheelchair events were won by Henry McLuckie (14:25), Beatrice Wood (16:35), Zhou Zien (12:55) and Merle Menje (14:09).[3]

A total of 414,168 people applied to enter the race: 56,398 had their applications accepted and 42,906 started the race.[4] A total of 42,485 runners, 24,735 men and 17,750 women, finished the race.[5]

FieldEdit

The favourite for the men's race was Eliud Kipchoge, winner of the 2015, 2016, and 2018 editions.[6] Abraham Kiptum was due to race but did not compete due to a biological passport violation,[7] and was later suspended in November for an anti-doping violation.[8] A much anticipated appearance was from Briton Mo Farah despite being an underdog and the bookkeeper's second favourite pick.[9] Shura Kitata, runner-up in the 2018 edition, also competed.[6]

In the women's race, defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot and three-time London Marathon winner Mary Keitany were favourites.[10] David Weir was favourite in the men's wheelchair race, having won a total of nine editions of the race.[11] 2018 winner Madison de Rozario raced along with five-time New York City Marathon winner Tatyana McFadden, and Manuela Schär in the women's wheelchair race.[11]

ResultsEdit

Elite menEdit

Position Athlete Nationality Time
  Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya 2:02:37
  Mosinet Geremew   Ethiopia 2:02:55
  Mule Wasihun   Ethiopia 2:03:16
4 Shura Kitata Tola   Ethiopia 2:05:01
5 Mo Farah   United Kingdom 2:05:39
6 Tamirat Tola   Ethiopia 2:06:57
7 Bashir Abdi   Belgium 2:07:03
8 Leul Gebresilase   Ethiopia 2:07:15
9 Yassine Rachik   Italy 2:08:05
10 Callum Hawkins   United Kingdom 2:08:14
11 Daniel Wanjiru   Kenya 2:08:40
12 Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich   Kenya 2:09:18
13 Brett Robinson   Australia 2:10:55
14 Jack Rayner   Australia 2:11:06
15 Daniel Chaves da Silva   Brazil 2:11:10
16 Dewi Griffiths   United Kingdom 2:11:46
17 Ihor Olefirenko   Ukraine 2:11:55
18 Henryk Szost   Poland 2:13:13
19 Jonathan Mellor   United Kingdom 2:13:25
20 Derlis Ayala   Paraguay 2:13:34
21 Josh Griffiths   United Kingdom 2:14:25
22 Thomas De Bock   Belgium 2:14:45
23 Robbie Simpson   United Kingdom 2:14:56
24 Colin Leak   United States 2:15:02
25 Mick Clohisey   Ireland 2:15:06
26 Andrew Davies   United Kingdom 2:15:37
27 Nitendra Singh Rawat   India 2:15:59
28 Nicholas Torry   United Kingdom 2:16:21
29 Tsegai Tewelde   United Kingdom 2:17:00
30 Paul Martelletti   United Kingdom 2:17:29
Ahmed Osman   United States DNF
Eric Kiptanui   Kenya DNF (PM)
Stephen Kiprop   Kenya DNF (PM)
Gideon Kipketer   Kenya DNF (PM)
Felix Kibitok   Kenya DNF (PM)

Elite womenEdit

Position Athlete Nationality Time
  Brigid Kosgei   Kenya 2:18:20
  Vivian Cheruiyot   Kenya 2:20:14
  Roza Dereje   Ethiopia 2:20:51
4 Gladys Cherono Kiprono   Kenya 2:20:52
5 Mary Jepkosgei Keitany   Kenya 2:20:58
6 Emily Sisson   United States 2:23:08
7 Sinead Diver   Australia 2:24:11
8 Carla Salomé Rocha   Portugal 2:24:47
9 Birhane Dibaba   Ethiopia 2:25:04
10 Charlotte Purdue   United Kingdom 2:25:38
11 Linet Masai   Kenya 2:26:06
12 Molly Huddle   United States 2:26:33
13 Yuka Ando   Japan 2:26:47
14 Lilia Fisikovici   Moldova 2:27:26
15 Mao Ichiyama   Japan 2:27:27
16 Tish Jones   United Kingdom 2:31:00
17 Lily Partridge   United Kingdom 2:31:53
18 Hayley Carruthers   United Kingdom 2:33:59
19 Tracy Barlow   United Kingdom 2:36:26
20 Sonia Samuels   United Kingdom 2:36:50
21 Natasha Cockram   United Kingdom 2:40:31
Haftamnesh Tesfaye   Ethiopia DNF
Tadelech Bekele   Ethiopia DNF
Ruth van der Meijden   Netherlands DNF
Joyciline Jepkosgei   Kenya DNF (PM)
Dorcas Tuitoek   Kenya DNF (PM)
Edith Chelimo   Kenya DNF (PM)
Eunice Chumba   Kenya DNF (PM)

Wheelchair menEdit

Position Athlete Nationality Time
  Daniel Romanchuk   United States 1:33:38
  Marcel Hug    Switzerland 1:33:42
  Tomoki Suzuki   Japan 1:33:51
4 Dai Yuqiang   China 1:37:30
5 David Weir   United Kingdom 1:37:32
6 Ernst van Dyk   South Africa 1:37:32
7 Jordi Madera   Spain 1:37:32
8 Hiroki Nishida   Japan 1:37:34
9 Aaron Pike   United States 1:37:34
10 Hiroyuki Yamamoto   Japan 1:37:34

Wheelchair womenEdit

Position Athlete Nationality Time
  Manuela Schär    Switzerland 1:44:09
  Tatyana McFadden   United States 1:49:42
  Madison de Rozario   Australia 1:49:44
4 Eliza Ault-Connell   Australia 1:50:02
5 Tsubasa Kina   Japan 1:51:22
6 Zou Lihong   China 1:52:10
7 Katrina Gerhard   United States 1:52:11
8 Nikita den Boer   Netherlands 1:52:12
9 Arielle Rausin   United States 1:52:12
10 Aline Dos Santos Rocha   Brazil 1:52:13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ London Marathon 2019: Eliud Kipchoge wins, Mo Farah fifth. BBC Sport (2019-04-28). Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  2. ^ London Marathon 2019: Daniel Romanchuk & Manuela Schar win wheelchair races. BBC Sport (2019-04-28). Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  3. ^ Virgin Mini London marathon 2019 results. London Marathon (2019). Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  4. ^ Stats and Figures. London Marathon. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  5. ^ London Marathon - Race Results. Marathon Guide. Retrieved 2020-04-25.
  6. ^ a b "London Marathon 2019: World record holder Eliud Kipchoge to defend title". bbc.co.uk. 14 January 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  7. ^ "Eliud Kipchoge puts London Marathon challenge to Sir Mo Farah". sport.bt.com. 27 April 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Abraham Kiptum: Kenyan runner gets four-year ban for anti-doping violation". bbc.co.uk. 11 November 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2021.
  9. ^ Doward, Jamie (27 April 2019). "London Marathon: records could tumble as Mo Farah takes on rivals". theguardian.com. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  10. ^ Haden, Alexis (28 April 2019). "London Marathon 2019: Keitany, Cheruiyot PBs, records and other stats". thesouthafrican.com. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  11. ^ a b Hudson, Elizabeth (25 April 2019). "London Marathon 2019: Johnboy Smith on why 'there is life after disability and tragedy'". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
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