Joyciline Jepkosgei Upsets Brigid Kosgei To Win London Marathon Title
The 27 year old, who won the New York Marathon in 2019, around 22 miles, made the crucial move.
Despite a brief rally by Kosgei, Jepkosgei triumphed in 2 hours 17 minutes and 42 seconds.
The first Briton to arrive was Charlotte Purdue, who was controversially left out of the Tokyo 2020 selection process.
Purdue finished 10th in a personal best time of 2:23.26, just a tenth of a second off second-placed Mara Yamauchi on the British all-time list but well within qualifying requirements for next year’s World Championships in Oregon.
Kosgei, who had won Olympic silver in Tokyo only 57 days before, finished fourth.