Kenya celebrate London Marathon double as Keitany and Kipsang storm home
10:59 GMT, 22 April 2012
Kenya's Wilson Kipsang has won the men's Virgin London Marathon while Mary Keitany retained her title as Kenyan women enjoyed a 1-2-3 on the streets of the capital.
Keitany produced a storming finish to win in an unofficial time of two hours 18 minutes 36 seconds, a new personal best and more than a minute ahead of world champion Edna Kiplagat.
World silver medallist Priscah Jeptoo was 24 seconds further behind in third.
Nice day for a run: The Elite Men pass by the The Royal Artillery Barracks
Claire Hallissey was the first British athlete across the line in 11th place, but crucially clocked an unofficial time of 2hrs 27mins 44secs.
That was 40 seconds quicker than the time run by compatriot Jo Pavey in last year's race, putting Hallissey in pole position for the final Olympic place available alongside Paula Radcliffe and Mara Yamauchi.
Freya Murray also ran under Pavey's time, meaning the latter's gamble of not running in London looks to have backfired, with the team due to be confirmed tomorrow.
David Weir won the wheelchair marathon for a record-equaling sixth time in 1hour 32min 23sec.
Britain's Shelly Woods won the women's wheelchair marathon.
More to follow…
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