How Kenyan politicians celebrated London Marathon winners

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Cheruiyot, 34, who finished fourth in the London Marathon past year, had a winning time of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 31 seconds, just three minutes off the absolute world record held by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2003, also set in London. It's incredible. It's different pain, different training but I've really enjoyed it.

"I am knackered. The guys went for it, they were on for world record pace, so it was do or die".

It is so different to the track.

Kipchoge's fellow Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot earlier won her first women's London Marathon, just a year after taking up the distance at 33.

In the aftermath, the four-time Olympic gold medallist was observed to be having a heated debate with a steward on a motorbike and he later claimed marathon staff were more interested in "trying to take a picture" than doing their jobs. I got a personal best. So to break a British record and finish on the podium, is good for me.

David Weir won the men's wheelchair race for an eighth time, the 38-year-old Briton saying: 'The older I get, my endurance is getting better'.

"I'm satisfied with the result. So I was telling the people 'can you please just tell us which one is our drink because it's exactly the same bottle".

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Cheruiyot took advantage of failed attempts to break Paula Radcliffe's 15-year-old world record by last year's victor Mary Keitany and runner-up Tirunesh Dibaba.

Vivian Cheruiyot savours her victory after winning an Olympics gold medal in 5,000m in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil previous year.

"I didn't want to race against anybody, I wanted to race alone".

After nine miles Keitany and main rival Dibaba were 25 seconds ahead of Radcliffe's time. "I promised a attractive race and it was", he added.

Indeed, Keitany and Dibaba took the warm morning conditions with a brutal attack with some fast-pace backed up by four male pacesetters.

Cheruiyot said she was chastened by her debut last year when she paid the price for an over-exuberant first half but the 34-year-old duly learned from that experience, running consistent splits of 1:08:56 and 1:09:34 to cross the finish-line on The Mall in 2:18:31, moving to fourth on the world all-time list still headed by Radcliffe's mark from 15 years ago.

Fresh from her Commonwealth Games triumph, Australia's Madison De Rozario has taken out the women's elite wheelchair event at the London Marathon.