CONGRATULATIONS to Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo who won the Women’s Race at this year’s London Marathon.
Jeptoo took advantage of a dramatic fall by Olympic champion Tiki Gelana to win the London Marathon.
Jeptoo, the 2012 Olympic silver medallist, won in two hours, 20 minutes and 13 seconds, ahead of compatriot Edna Kiplagat and Japan’s Yoko Shibui.
Earlier, Gelana was involved in a collision at a water station with Canadian wheelchair racer Josh Cassidy.
Despite falling, the Ethiopian was able to rejoin the race, but, in clear discomfort, her challenge faded.
Gelana, part of the leading pack at the 15km mark, cut across the path of Cassidy as she attempted to collect a drink.
The collision ended Cassidy’s participation in the men’s wheelchair race, which was won by Australia’s Kurt Fearnley . Britain’s six-time Paralympic gold-medal winner David Weir , aiming for a seventh London Marathon win, was fifth.
In the women’s wheelchair race, American Tatyana McFadden emerged victorious, with Britain’s Shelly Woods fourth.
McFadden also won the Boston Marathon on Monday, a race that was later the target of a terrorist bomb attack.
London paid tribute to the victims of the bombings, with a 30-second silence observed before the start of the men’s elite and mass races.
More to follow.