2014 London Marathon

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34th London Marathon
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VenueLondon, England
Date13 April 2014
MenWilson Kipsang Kiprotich (2:04:29)
WomenEdna Kiplagat (2:20:19)
Wheelchair menMarcel Hug (1:32:41)
Wheelchair womenTatyana McFadden (1:45:12)
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The 2014 London Marathon was the 34th running of the annual marathon race in London, England, which took place on Sunday, 13 April. The men's elite race was won by Kenyan Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich and the women's race was won by Kenyan Edna Kiplagat. The men's wheelchair race was won by Switzerland's Marcel Hug and the women's wheelchair race was won by American Tatyana McFadden. Kipsang and McFadden set course records.

Around 169,682 people applied to enter the race: 49,872 had their applications accepted and 36,337 started the race.[1] A total of 35,817 runners, 22,571 men and 13,246 women, finished the race.[2]

In the under-17 Mini Marathon, the 3-mile able-bodied and wheelchair events were won by Zak Miller (14:27), Lydia Turner (16:05), Nathan Maguire (12:24) and Lauren Knowles (14:23).[3]

Race description[edit]

Charity-supporting non-elite participants in the race running along Westferry Road on the Isle of Dogs

The 2014 London Marathon was held on 13 April 2014. One of the largest crowds in London Marathon history, with spectators standing 10 to 15 people deep, turned out to cheer on the competitors in warm weather. The race began in Greenwich in South East London, passing by many of London's most famous landmarks, before finishing on The Mall.[4]

Men's race[edit]

Leading elite men

The men's elite race featured a particularly strong field, including marathon world-record holder Wilson Kipsang, reigning Olympic and world marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich, 2013 London Marathon champion Tsegaye Kebede, and London course-record holder Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai.[5] Other notable competitors included Geoffrey Mutai, who unofficially ran the fastest marathon ever; Ayele Abshero, who has the fastest marathon debut; Xiamen and Dublin marathon champion Feyisa Lelisa; Paris Marathon champion Stanley Biwott; two-time New York Marathon champion Marilson dos Santos, and 2011 world 10,000 metres champion Ibrahim Jeilan. British Olympic 10,000 metres Gold medallist Mo Farah, who ran half the marathon in 2013, drew significant interest in his home country and internationally. It was the first-ever marathon for Farah, often hailed as one of the greatest distance track runners in history.[4]

Entering the final mile, two Kenyans led the race: 2012 London Marathon champion Wilson Kipsang and Stanley Biwott. Kipsang pulled away over the last mile, to win the race in 2 hours 4 minutes 29 seconds. Biwott finished second in a personal best 2:04:55.[4] Ethiopians Kebede and Abshero followed, finishing the race in tandem, 2 minutes off the winning time and placing third and fourth respectively. Tsegaye Mekonnen, Geoffrey Mutai, Emmanuel Mutai, Farah and Lilesa formed the chasing pack, finishing 5th to 9th respectively, 4 minutes off the winning time. American Ryan Vail rounded out the top 10 runners, coming in at 02:10:57.

Wilson Kipsang's winning time was a course record and the 16th-fastest marathon in history.[6]

Women's race[edit]

Leading elite women following a pacemaker

The women's race came down to a sprint finish between two Kenyans, Edna Kiplagat and Florence Kiplagat. Edna Kiplagat won the battle of the two unrelated women and finished in a time of 2:20:21, five minutes slower than the course record set by Paula Radcliffe in 2005. Florence Kiplagat finished second, three seconds back. Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia finished third in her marathon debut after winning gold medals in the 10,000 metres during the previous two Olympic games.[4]

Wheelchair races[edit]

American Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair marathon race for the second consecutive year, re-breaking the course record she established in 2013. It was her first marathon of the year after taking a short sabbatical from the sport to compete in the sit-ski cross-country during the 2014 Winter Paralympics, where she won Silver.[4]

In the men's wheelchair race, a week after winning the Paris Marathon, Marcel Hug beat his long-time rival David Wier in a sprint finish to take his first London title, having finished second in 2010, 2012 and 2013.[7][8]

Non-elite race[edit]

The non-elite marathon had 30,825 registered entrants[9] including celebrities[10] and Members of Parliament.[11] One man died in hospital after collapsing after the finish line.[12] Millions of pounds were raised for charity by the run's participants.[13]

Robert Berry, a runner from Newbury, Berkshire, collapsed at the finish line and the 42-year-old was pronounced dead after being transferred to St. Mary's Hospital. He was raising money for The National Osteoporosis Society as his mother had the condition.[12] He had reported difficulty breathing before starting.[14][deprecated source] Berry was the twelfth runner to die at the London Marathon in its 34-year history. The previous was 30-year-old Claire Squires in 2012. Tributes flooded in and donations were made to Berry's JustGiving page.[15]



Position Athlete Nationality Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich  Kenya 2:04:29
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Stanley Biwott  Kenya 2:04:55
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Tsegaye Kebede  Ethiopia 2:06:30
4 Ayele Abshero  Ethiopia 2:06:31
5 Tsegaye Mekonnen  Ethiopia 2:08:06
6 Geoffrey Mutai  Kenya 2:08:18
7 Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai  Kenya 2:08:19
8 Mo Farah  United Kingdom 2:08:21
9 Feyisa Lilesa  Ethiopia 2:08:26
10 Ryan Vail  United States 2:10:57
11 Chris Thompson  United Kingdom 2:11:19
12 Stephen Kiprotich  Uganda 2:11:37
13 Reid Coolsaet  Canada 2:13:40
14 Pedro Nimo  Spain 2:14:15
15 Steve Way  United Kingdom 2:16:27
16 John Gilbert  United Kingdom 2:16:46
17 Ben Livesey  United Kingdom 2:17:44
18 Samuel Tsegay  Eritrea 2:19:10
19 Scott Overall  United Kingdom 2:19:55
20 Jon Pepper  United Kingdom 2:19:59
Fernando Cabada  United States DNF
Marílson Gomes dos Santos  Brazil DNF
Amanuel Mesel  Eritrea DNF
Paulo Roberto Paula  Brazil DNF
Ibrahim Jeilan  Ethiopia DNF
Cyprian Kimurgor Kotut  Kenya DNF
Linus Maiyo  Kenya DNF
Milton Rotich Kiplagat  Kenya DNF
Richard Sigei  Kenya DNF
Edwin Kiptoo  Kenya DNF
Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia DNF


Position Athlete Nationality Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Edna Kiplagat  Kenya 2:20:21
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Florence Kiplagat  Kenya 2:20:24
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 2:20:35
4 Feyse Tadese  Ethiopia 2:21:42
5 Aberu Kebede  Ethiopia 2:23:21
6 Jéssica Augusto  Portugal 2:24:25
7 Ana Dulce Félix  Portugal 2:26:46
8 Tiki Gelana  Ethiopia 2:26:58
9 Lyudmyla Kovalenko  Ukraine 2:31:31
10 Yuko Shimizu  Japan 2:32:00
11 Diane Nukuri  Burundi 2:33:01
12 Nicola Duncan  Ireland 2:33:28
13 Amy Whitehead  United Kingdom 2:34:20
14 Emma Stepto  United Kingdom 2:36:05
15 Julie Briscoe  United Kingdom 2:39:43
16 Sara Bird  United Kingdom 2:39:55
17 Hayley Munn  United Kingdom 2:40:35
18 Shona Fletcher  United Kingdom 2:44:59
19 Claire Grima  United Kingdom 2:45:51
20 Mamie Konneh-Lahun  Sierra Leone 2:46:20
Tetyana Hamera-Shmyrko  Ukraine DQ (2:25:30)
  • Note: † = ran in the non-elite section of the race

Wheelchair men[edit]

Position Athlete Nationality Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Marcel Hug   Switzerland 1:32:41
2nd place, silver medalist(s) David Weir  United Kingdom 1:32:42
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 1:32:42
4 Kota Hokinoue  Japan 1:32:43
5 Pierre Fairbank  France 1:35:05
6 Jordi Jiménez  Spain 1:35:05
7 Heinz Frei   Switzerland 1:35:05
8 Richard Colman  Australia 1:35:05
9 Roger Puigbò  Spain 1:35:05
10 Josh George  United States 1:35:08
11 James Senbeta  United States 1:36:45
12 Hiroyuki Yamamoto  Japan 1:36:45
13 Rafael Botello  Spain 1:36:45
14 Denis Lemeunier  France 1:38:01
15 Krige Schabort  United States 1:38:01
16 Tomasz Hamerlak  Poland 1:38:50
17 Michel Filteau  Canada 1:39:17
18 Tobias Lotscher   Switzerland 1:39:41
19 Simon Lawson  United Kingdom 1:39:42
20 Josh Cassidy  Canada 1:41:58

Wheelchair women[edit]

Position Athlete Nationality Time
1st place, gold medalist(s) Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:45:12
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:45:12
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Wakako Tsuchida  Japan 1:46:45
4 Susannah Scaroni  United States 1:51:01
5 Christie Dawes  Australia 1:51:01
6 Shelly Woods  United Kingdom 1:54:52
7 Diane Roy  Canada 1:54:54
8 Shirley Reilly  United States 1:59:57
9 Jade Jones  United Kingdom 1:59:59
10 Sarah Piercy  United Kingdom 2:27:28
11 Martyna Snopek  United Kingdom 2:43:01


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