London, UK – Tirinesh Dibaba of Ethiopia finishes third on her marathon debut here at the London Marathon today.
Kenya’s Edna Kiplagat defeated compatriot Florence Kiplagat by three seconds in a sprint finish to win the race in 2hr 20min 21sec. Dibaba, Ethiopia’s great middle-distance runner, was third in 2hr 20min 35sec, having fallen back after stopping to pick up a dropped water bottle.
The much anticipated men’s race was won by Wilson Kipsang of Kenya, with Mo Farah of the United Kingdom finishing a disappointing eighth. Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia came in third place behind Stanley Biwott of Kenya in second.