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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