Jepkosgei and Lemma win their first London Marathons

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Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei won her first London Marathon title on Sunday with an impressive world lead of 2 hours 17 minutes and 43 seconds while Ethiopia’s Sisay Lemma took the men’s honours. The 27-year-old Jepkosgei’s time was almost 2 minutes faster than the previous quickest in 2021 set by Ethiopian Hiwot Gebrekidan in Milan in May. Gebrekidan was second at the Berlin Marathon in hot temperatures last week while Jepkosgei used her on trip to the German capital to tune-up with half marathon victory six weeks ago. Ethiopia’s Degitu Azimeraw was 15 seconds back in second while her compatrio…

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