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.
|39th London Marathon|
Sinead Diver running in the elite women's race
|Venue||London, United Kingdom|
|Date||28 April 2019|
|Men||Eliud Kipchoge (2:02:37)|
|Women||Brigid Kosgei (2:18:20)|
|Wheelchair men||Daniel Romanchuk (1:33:38)|
|Wheelchair women||Manuela Schär (1:44:09)|
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.
A total of 414,168 people applied to enter the race: 56,398 had their applications accepted and 42,906 started the race. A total of 42,485 runners, 24,735 men and 17,750 women, finished the race.
The favourite for the men's race was Eliud Kipchoge, winner of the 2015, 2016, and 2018 editions. Abraham Kiptum was due to race but did not compete due to a biological passport violation, and was later suspended in November for an anti-doping violation. A much anticipated appearance was from Briton Mo Farah despite being an underdog and the bookkeeper's second favourite pick. Shura Kitata, runner-up in the 2018 edition, also competed.
In the women's race, defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot and three-time London Marathon winner Mary Keitany were favourites. David Weir was favourite in the men's wheelchair race, having won a total of nine editions of the race. 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.
|Daniel Romanchuk||United States||1:33:38|
|5||David Weir||United Kingdom||1:37:32|
|6||Ernst van Dyk||South Africa||1:37:32|
|9||Aaron Pike||United States||1:37:34|
|Tatyana McFadden||United States||1:49:42|
|Madison de Rozario||Australia||1:49:44|
|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|
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