This time the London Marathon masters gathered.
Beijing News (Reporter Xu Bangyin) Due to the impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic, after many postponements and amendments to the plan, the London Marathon finally met everyone in the form of an elite race. Beckler withdrew due to injury before the game, and Kipchoge was also racing In the accident "fall behind", the marathon career did not win the second time.
On October 4th, the 2020 London Marathon Women’s Classic and Men’s Classic were staged successively. The women’s marathon world record holder and Kenyan star Kosge easily won the women’s classic championship in 2 hours, 18 minutes and 58 seconds. The marathon world record holder Ji Pujorg failed to continue his dominance over the past few years and finally finished 8th with an upset of 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 classic race. The race route is the circular circuit of St. James’ Park, with a distance of 2.15 kilometers per lap. Participants need to run close to 20 laps, and the race is conducted in a closed form with no spectators on the sidelines.
The Women's Classic took the lead in firing shots. The biggest favorite to win the championship is Kosgay. She set the women's marathon world record in the 2019 Chicago Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 04 seconds. She is also the defending champion of the London Marathon. The closed loop track and the local rainy weather, in the face of various adverse conditions, Kosgay still showed strong dominance, taking the lead in 2 hours 18 minutes 58 seconds to cross the line and successfully defended.
Results of the London Marathon Men's Classic.
The Men’s Classic was originally highly anticipated. Kipchoge is the holder of the marathon world record (2 hours, 01 minutes and 39 seconds). Becquer ran 2 hours, 01 minutes and 41 seconds in the 2019 Berlin Marathon, which was only 2 minutes behind the world record. Second, the two best marathon runners in the world originally planned to stage a peak showdown in London, but Beckler retired due to injury two days ago, which made Kipchoge the only protagonist.
Compared with the women's classic, the rainy weather on the scene has improved slightly, but the accumulation of water on the road still has a certain impact on the contestants. In the first half of the race, the pace of the First Group where Kipchoge was in was not particularly ideal. After the half-way, the First Group never opened the gap. Until the penultimate lap, Kipchoge 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. Kipchoge only won the first place. 8 people.
与女子经典比赛相比，现场的阴雨天气有所改善，但路面积水仍对参赛选手产生一定影响。在比赛的前半段，基普乔格所在的第一集团的步伐并不是特别理想。半路过后，第一集团再也没有拉开差距。直到倒数第二圈，基普乔格开始落后，并被第一组拉得越来越远。三名选手最终上演了100米短跑。 Kitata以2小时05分41秒获得了冠军。 Kipchoge仅获得第一名。 8个人
Before today’s race, Kipchoge participated in a total of 12 official races, including the Rio Olympic champion, and won a total of 11 championships and 1 second. He only lost once in the Berlin Marathon in 2013. Seven years later, Kipchoge Grid suffered his second defeat in the marathon career. From the performance point of view, this is also the second time in his career that Kipchoge has not scored 2 hours and 06 minutes after the Rio Olympics.