2014 London Marathon

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34th London Marathon
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Event logo
Venue London, England
Date 13 April 2014
Champions
Men Wilson Kipsang (2:04:29) (Elite)
Marcel Hug (1:32:41) (Wheelchair)
Women Edna Kiplagat (2:20:19) (Elite)
Tatyana McFadden (1:45:12) (Wheelchair)
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The 2014 London Marathon took place on Sunday 13 April 2014. It was the 34th running of the annual mass-participation marathon race and the second World Marathon Major of the year.

The men's elite race was won by Kenyan Wilson Kipsang 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.

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.[1]

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 Mutai.[2] 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.[1]

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.[1] 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.[3]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[4][5]

Non-elite race[edit]

The non-elite marathon had 30,825 registered entrants[6] including celebrities[7] and Members of Parliament.[8] One man died in hospital after collapsing after the finish line.[9] Millions of pounds were raised for charity by the run's participants.[10]

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.[9] He had reported difficulty breathing before starting.[11] 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.[12]

Results table[edit]

Elite races[edit]

Men
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Wilson Kipsang  Kenya 02:04:29
2 Stanley Biwott  Kenya 02:04:55
3 Tsegaye Kebede  Ethiopia 02:06:30
4 Ayele Abshero  Ethiopia 02:06:31
5 Tsegaye Mekonnen  Ethiopia 02:08:06
6 Geoffrey Mutai  Kenya 02:08:18
7 Emmanuel Mutai  Kenya 02:08:19
8 Mo Farah  United Kingdom 02:08:21
9 Feyisa Lilesa  Ethiopia 02:08:26
10 Ryan Vail  United States 02:10:57
11 Chris Thompson  United Kingdom 02:11:19
12 Stephen Kiprotich  Uganda 02:11:37
13 Reid Coolsaet  Canada 02:13:40
14 Pedro Nimo  Spain 02:14:15
15 Ben Livesey  United Kingdom 02:17:44
16 Samuel Tsegay  Eritrea 02:19:10
17 Scott Overall  United Kingdom 02:19:55
18 Yared Hagos  Ethiopia 02:23:22
Women
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Edna Kiplagat  Kenya 02:20:21
2 Florence Kiplagat  Kenya 02:20:24
3 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 02:20:35
4 Feyse Tadese  Ethiopia 02:21:42
5 Aberu Kebede  Ethiopia 02:23:21
6 Jéssica Augusto  Portugal 02:24:25
7 Tetyana Hamera-Shmyrko  Ukraine 02:25:30
8 Ana Dulce Félix  Portugal 02:26:46
9 Tiki Gelana  Ethiopia 02:26:58
10 Liudmyla Kovalenko  Ukraine 02:31:31
11 Yuko Shimizu  Japan 02:32:00
12 Diane Nukuri-Johnson  Burundi 02:33:01
13 Amy Whitehead  United Kingdom 02:34:20
14 Emma Stepto  United Kingdom 02:36:05

Wheelchair races[edit]

Men
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Marcel Hug   Switzerland 01:32:41
2 David Weir  United Kingdom 01:32:42
3 Ernst van Dyk  South Africa 01:32:42
4 Kota Hokinoue  Japan 01:32:43
5 Pierre Fairbank  France 01:35:05
6 Jordi Jiménez  Spain 01:35:05
7 Heinz Frei   Switzerland 01:35:05
8 Richard Colman  Australia 01:35:05
9 Roger Puigbò  Spain 01:35:05
10 Josh George  United States 01:35:08
11 James Senbeta  United States 01:36:45
12 Hiroyuki Yamamoto  Japan 01:36:45
13 Rafael Botello Jimenez  Spain 01:36:45
14 Denis Lemeunier  France 01:38:01
15 Krige Schabort  United States 01:38:01
16 Tomasz Hamerlak  Poland 01:38:50
17 Michel Filteau  Canada 01:39:17
18 Tobias Lotscher   Switzerland 01:39:41
19 Simon Lawson  United Kingdom 01:39:42
20 Joshua Cassidy  Canada 01:41:58
21 Laurens Molina  Costa Rica 01:48:33
22 Bret Crossley  United Kingdom 01:51:24
23 Matthew Clarke  United Kingdom 01:54:19
24 Anthony Gotts  United Kingdom 01:59:51
25 Stuart Bloor  United Kingdom 02:04:52
26 Gerald O'Connor  United Kingdom 02:14:58
27 Jean Marc Ternullo  France 02:21:38
28 Ronnie Harris  United Kingdom 02:34:28
29 Dave Cooke  United Kingdom 02:41:33
30 Gary Donald  United Kingdom 02:46:39
Women
Place Athlete Nationality Time
1 Tatyana McFadden  United States 01:45:12
2 Manuela Schär   Switzerland 01:46:44
3 Wakako Tsuchida  Japan 01:46:45
4 Susannah Scaroni  United States 01:51:01
5 Christie Dawes  Australia 01:51:01
6 Shelly Woods  United Kingdom 01:54:52
7 Diane Roy  Canada 01:54:54
8 Shirley Reilly  United States 01:59:57
9 Jade Jones  United Kingdom 01:59:59
10 Sarah Piercy  United Kingdom 02:27:28
11 Martyna Snopek  United Kingdom 02:43:01

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e John F, Burns (13 April 2014). "Rough Debut for Farah as Kipsang Captures London Marathon". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ Mo Farah will find it difficult to win the London Marathon at the first attempt. Retrieved 15 January 2014
  3. ^ "Marathon Records: All Time Best Men's Marathon Times". Marathon Guide. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "London Marathon 2014: Marcel Hug beats David Weir to win wheelchair race". BBC Sport. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "London Marathon 2014: David Weir loses out to Marcel Hug". BBC Sport. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Chiara Rimella; Kitty Knowles (13 April 2014). "London Marathon 2014: Charities will be the big winners". Independent. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "London Marathon 2014: celebrity runners". The Daily Telegraph. 11 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Alexandra Topping (13 April 2014). "Record number of MPs run in London Marathon". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "London Marathon 2014: Man dies in hospital after collapse". BBC. 13 April 2014. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "London Marathon runners raise millions for charity as they pound streets in sun (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)". Thetelegraphandargus.co.uk. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Runner, 42, who died after completing London Marathon spoke of breathing difficulties before race as donations to his JustGiving page rise by £1,000 AN HOUR". Daily Mail. 14 April 2014. 
  12. ^ Robert Berry. JustGiving. Retrieved 29 May 2014.

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