Kenyan duo emerge triumphant in London Marathon, Brits win wheelchair race

18:28 22 April 2012

Prince Harry poses with the winners of the men

Prince Harry poses with the winners of the men's and women's Elite race, Kenya's Mary Keitany and Wilson Kipsang following the 32nd Virgin London Marathon in London.

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Kenyan duo Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany won the men’s and women’s races at the London Marathon.

Kipsang led for the final seven miles of the men’s event and just missed out on the course record in running 2:04:44.

Keitany won for the second successive year with a time of 2:18:37.

However, there was double joy for Great Britain as David Weir won the wheelchair race at the London Marathon for a record-equalling sixth time.

The 32-year-old won a sprint finish to take the title in 1:32:26 and equal Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson’s record.

“This is my favourite win ever because the field was so strong,” Weir told BBC Radio 5 live.

In the Women’s event Brit Shelly Woods ensured there was further success the Paralympians as she cruised to victory in the women’s wheelchair race.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...


Tesco - Every little helps

Would you like to have the opportunity to win a huge £2,500 to spend at Tesco? Well with this amazing prize you can do exactly that! MyOffers are giving you the chance to get your hands on £2,500 to spend on anything you desire may it be free weekly groceries for the foreseeable future, a new TV, home decoration or even a new sofa!

Read more
You could get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge!

Here’s your chance to win one of the most feature-packed smartphones on the planet, from tech giants Samsung, The Samsung S6 Edge!

Read more

Latest Tech News