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Kipchoge, Cheruiyot celebrate Kenyan double at London Marathon

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Eliud Kipchoge stormed to his third London Marathon title on Sunday to complete an impressive Kenyan double after Vivian Cheruiyot dominated the women’s race in warm conditions.Kipchoge, 33, saw off the challenge of Ethiopia’s Tola Shura Kitata and home favourite Mo Farah to win his third London marathon in four years in a time of 2 hrs 4 min 27 sec, finishing more than half a minute in front of Kitata (2:05:00), with Farah third (2:06:32).Cheruiyot, 34, timed her run perfectly to win the women’s event in a time of 2 hours 18 min 31 secs ahead of compatriot Brigid Kosgei (2:20:13), and Ethiopia’s Tadelech Bekele (2:21:40).ELITE MEN’S RACE | [email protected] ?? STORMS TO VICTORY IN THE ELITE MEN’S RACE AT THE 2018 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON! ??He promised us a beautiful race and he delivered! #LondonMarathon #SpiritofLondon pic.twitter.com/ZX0C1bem4v— London Marathon (@LondonMarathon) April 22, 2018She took advantage of failed attempts to break Paula Radcliffe’s 15-year-old world record by last year’s winner Mary Keitany and runner-up Tirunesh Dibaba.In unusually warm conditions in the British capital first Dibaba and then Keitany dropped off the pace, allowing the 2016 Olympic 5,000m gold medallist to claim victory.After nine miles Keitany and main rival Dibaba were 25 seconds ahead of Radcliffe’s time. But Dibaba was soon reduced to a walking pace to leave Keitany with only her two male pacemakers for company.Keitany, looking for a fourth win in London, also started to slow down as it became apparent Radcliffe’s record of two hours 15 minutes 25 seconds would not be threatened. Watch Vivian Cheruiyot win the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon!What a performance.Watch now on @bbcone and @bbcsport online.#LondonMarathon #SpiritofLondon pic.twitter.com/v49GeJpNM9— London Marathon (@LondonMarathon) April 22, 2018Share on: WhatsApp Britain’s David Weir won the men’s wheelchair race for the eighth time after a thrilling sprint finish.The 38-year-old pipped Switzerland’s Marcel Hug into second place, with Daniel Romanchuk of the United States third.Watch @EliudKipchoge win his third Virgin Money London Marathon!Watch now on @bbcone and @bbcsport online.#LondonMarathon #SpiritofLondon pic.twitter.com/BQiTFQ3nvj— London Marathon (@LondonMarathon) April 22, 2018last_img read more

Improved Man City difficult to catch, admits Mourinho

first_imgHowever, the Portuguese coach reckons even if those errors are eradicated next season, it will be difficult to challenge for the title if free-spending City bolster their squad once more over the summer.“I think we should have eight, nine or 10 points more than we had,” said Mourinho after reaching the FA Cup final by beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 on Saturday.“It was not acceptable the last defeat (to West Brom), not acceptable the performance at Huddersfield, not acceptable the performance at Newcastle, so we lost a few matches where we should do better.“Can we improve next season? Let’s try. Can Manchester City keep this level or improve this level? Only they can say.“If they have the team they have, and they are going to invest on the top of the team they have, of course it’s going to be difficult.” London, United Kingdom | Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted his side have little chance of catching Premier League champions Manchester City next season unless the standards set by Pep Guardiola’s side slip.Second-placed United trail City by 16 points with four games of the league season to go after Guardiola’s men kept up their chase of a series of Premier League records by thrashing Swansea 5-0 on Sunday.Mourinho believes United let crucial points slip away in defeats to West Brom, Huddersfield and Newcastle. United have spent hundreds of millions themselves since Mourinho took charge just under two years ago, splashing a then world record £89 million fee for Paul Pogba in 2016 and beating City to the signature of Alexis Sanchez in January by reportedly making the Chilean the highest paid player in Premier League history.However, Mourinho hinted at only minor alterations to his squad this summer to replace the retiring Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini, whose contract expires in June.“We are going to improve the basics to improve our squad. We need to find a replacement for Michal Carrick, if Felliani leaves, we need to find a replacement for Felliani,” added Mourinho.“We believe that more than spend, spend, spend (it) is more (about) the evolution of our players.“We have some young players who need to get with both hands opportunities for their evolution.”Classy City thrash Swans.Official #cityvswans recap…https://t.co/WJYMDSjziX— Manchester City (@ManCity) 22 April 2018Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more