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Mo Farah finished in a more than creditable third place at the London Marathon, behind Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge - who won the event for the third time yesterday - but the Briton was still unhappy over a mishap with his drinks bottle.

Steve Jones's record of 2:07:13 would have been 33 years old in October but as the Welshman himself predicted, Farah broke it as he lowered his marathon personal best from his 2:08:21 in London four years ago.

Kipchoge overtook Adola early on and led from the front, with the pace remaining on course for a world-record time until the second half of the race, when the heat intensified.

'I enjoyed the race very much, ' Kipchoge said.

"It's so different to the track. I really enjoyed it - even though over the last 10km I was b*********". I gave it all, 110 per cent as I normally do.


Kipchoge, as always appeared calm and assured and as the race reached the Embankment with two miles to go the man regarded as the best marathoner of all-time turned the screw on Kitata and opened up a significant gap on the Ethiopian. "You get heavy legs, mentally you need to be strong and pace yourself".

"I was saying to the people on motorbikes to tell the staff to be a bit helpful instead of taking pictures. We have this advice going out from our medical director and I just wanted to let everyone know that's the current situation", an organizing official said.

Three-time victor and defending champion Mary Keitany of Kenya led the race up until the last eight kilometres, but came fifth. At this point, Cheruiyot was part of the third group who were themselves still on sub-2:20 pace in 32:53.

Vivian Cheruiyot timed her run to perfection to win the women's elite race. "I had to get it right".

There was a home success with David Weir winning the men's wheelchair race for an eighth time after a sprint finish.


2-Tola Shura Kitata (ETI) 2:04.49. I can't do any better than what I did.

The 38-year-old pipped Switzerland's Marcel Hug into second place, with Daniel Romanchuk of the U.S. third.

Keitany and Dibaba had been tipped to challenge Paula Radcliffe's world record but, after a ferocious start, both exhausted.

Sir Mo said he would spend time with his family after not seeing his children due to a strict training regime in Ethiopia during the last three months.


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