Novel coronavirus pneumonia (Xu Bangyin) has been postponed and revised after several delays and modifications due to the new crown pneumonia epidemic. The London Marathon finally met with everyone in the form of the elite competition. Bekele quit the game because of injury. Kipjoge also accidentally fell behind in the match, and marathon career did not win the second time.
On October 4, 2020 London Marathon womens elite and mens elite were staged one after another. Kosgai, the world record holder of womens marathon and Kenyan general, easily won the womens elite championship in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 58 seconds. Kipujoug, the world record holder of marathon, failed to maintain the dominance of the past few years, and finally won the 8th place with 2 hours, 06 minutes and 49 seconds.
Different from the previous London Marathon, the 40th London Marathon cancelled the popular group competition and only retained the elite race. The race route is the ring track of St. James Park, with a distance of 2.15 km per lap. Competitors need to run nearly 20 laps. The race is conducted in a closed form with no spectators.
She was the first to shoot in the womens elite, and the most popular winner was kosher. She set a world record for womens marathon in the Chicago Marathon in 2019 with a score of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 04 seconds. She is also the defending champion of the London Marathon. In the face of all kinds of unfavorable conditions, kosguet still showed a strong dominance in the closed loop track and the local rainy weather. He took the lead to defend the title with 2 hours, 18 minutes and 58 seconds.
London Marathon mens elite.
The mens elite race was originally a high-profile event. Kipchogg was the world record holder of the Marathon (2 hours, 01 minutes, 39 seconds). Beckler ran 2 hours, 01 minutes and 41 seconds in the Berlin Marathon in 2019, which was only 2 seconds short of the world record. Two of the worlds most outstanding marathoners originally planned to stage a summit duel in London, but beckler unexpectedly withdrew from the race two days ago due to injury, which made kipchogg a success For the only protagonist.
Compared with the womens elite competition, the rainy weather on the spot was slightly improved, but the water on the road still had some influence on the contestants. In the first half of the journey, kipchoggs first group speed was not particularly ideal. After the half way, the first group never opened the gap. Until the penultimate lap, kipchogg began to fall behind and was pulled further and further by the first group. The three players finally staged a 100 meter sprint. Kitata won the championship in 2 hours, 05 minutes and 41 seconds, while kipchogg only finished eighth.
Before todays race, kipchogg participated in 12 official competitions, including the Rio Olympic champions, and won 11 titles and 1 Asia in total. He only lost once in the Berlin Marathon in 2013. Seven years later, kipchogg suffered his second defeat in the marathon career. Judging from the results, this is also the second time that Kip jogg did not run into 2 hours and 06 minutes after the Rio Olympics.
Source: Cao Liqiao, editor in charge of Beijing News_ NS1806