Ethiopia's Kitata wins London marathon, Updated with photos
Ethiopia's Kitata wins London marathon, Updated with photos

Shura Kitata of Ethiopia is the surprise winner of the London marathon as defending champion and four-time winner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya had to settle for eighth.Kitata, 24, proved strongest in a dramatic finish to the line, clocking 2 hours, 5 minutes, 21 seconds for his biggest career win.Vincent Kipchumba of Kenya was one second adrift in second and Ethiopia’s Sisai Lemma another three seconds back in third.Kipchoge, who is also the world-record holder, faded from a leading group in the closing stages and crossed the line 1:01 minutes off the pace on a wet afternoon.

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