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Record holders Kipchoge and Kosgey run away with Tokyo marathon records

World marathon record holders Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgey won the Tokyo marathon with course records ran today in Tokyo, Japan.

The double Olympic marathon champion, Kipchoge, making hos debut in Tokyo led World marathon bronze medalist Amos Kipruto in a 1-2 podium finish for Kenyans when he ran 2:02.40, which was the course record.

Brigid Kosgey wins Kalya half marathon. Photo by Sabuni Khwa Sabuni

The world marathon record holder, Kipchoge broke the course record that was previously held by former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang in 2017 at 2:0358.

Kipruto was second in 2:03.13 as his personal best with Ethiopian Tamirat Tola completing the podium in 2:04.14.

In women, Kosgei won the race with a course record of 2:16.02 bringing down then record of 2:17.45 held by Lonah Chemtai Salpeter of 2:17.45.

Ethiopian Ashete Bekere was second in 2:17.58 while Gotytom was third in 2:18.18.

Top ten finishers

Men

  1. Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)- 2:02.40
  2. Amos Kipruto (KEN)- 2:03.13
  3. Tamirat Tola (ETH)- 2:04.14
  4. Kengo Suzuki (JPN)- 2:05.28
  5. Shura Kitata (ETH)- 2:06.12
  6. Laban Korir (KEN)- 2:06.37
  7. Kenya Sonota (JPN)- 2:07.23
  8. Shun Yuzawa (JPN)- 2:07.31
  9. Kento Kikutan (JPN)- 2:07.55
  10. Micahel Githae (KEN)- 2:07.55

Women

  1. Brigid Kosgey- 2:16.02
  2. Ashete Bekere (ETH)- 2:17.58
  3. Gotytom Gebreslase (ETH)- 2:18.18
  4. Angela Tanui (KEN)- 2:18.42
  5. Hiwot Gebrekidan (ETH)- 2:19.10
  6. Mao Ichiyama (JPN)- 2:21.02
  7. Hitom Niiya (JPN)- 2:21.17
  8. Sarah Hall (USA)- 2:22.56
  9. Helen Bekele (ETH)- 2:24.33
  10. Kaori Morita (JPN)- 2:27.38
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