Kelvin Kiptum (23, Kenya) climbed to the top of the 2023 London Marathon by running 42.195 km in 2 hours 01 minutes 25 seconds, the second-highest record in men’s marathon history.
Sifan Hassan (30, Netherlands), who has been called a “new man” for winning gold medals at both the Olympic and World Championships in both the middle and long distance women’s tracks, surprised the track and field world once again by winning the first marathon event she participated in.
Kiftum won the 2023 London Marathon held in London, England on the 23rd with a time of 2:01:25.
Kiptum’s record on this day is the second-highest record of all time, 16 seconds slower than the world record of 2 hours 01 minutes 09 seconds set by Eliud Kipchoge (39, Kenya) at the Berlin Marathon last September.먹튀검증
Kief Tum beat his personal best of 2:01:53 set at the Valencia Marathon in December 2022 by 28 seconds in just four months.
The world’s track and field world, which ranked Kipchoge as the number one priority to achieve the world marathon’s long-awaited ‘sub 2’ (complete the full course within two hours), is gradually shifting its attention to Kipchoge, born in 1999.
“I’m very happy with the result today. It rained a little during the race, but overall the course was good,” Kiftum told the Associated Press and BBC after the race. “I really like marathons. I am very happy to be able to take on the challenge,” he said.
Second place in the men’s division was taken by Jeffrey Kamworor (Kenya) who ran in 2:04:23.
Mo Farah (Great Britain), who competed in the ‘Marathon Retirement Game’, placed 9th with a time of 2 hours 10 minutes 28 seconds.
Para won four gold medals in the men’s 5,000m and 10,000m events at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
He also won 6 gold medals and 2 silver medals at the World Championships in Athletics.
In the 2000s, the formula of ‘Usain Bolt for short distances, Para for long distances’ reigned in the world athletics world, and Para was equipped with skills and enjoyed popularity.
He achieved a success story by being knighted by the Queen of England.
Para, who created a myth on the track, declared a ‘marathon turn’ in August 2017, and won the Chicago Marathon in 2018 with a new European record of 2 hours 05 minutes 11 seconds.
Announcing ‘retirement from the marathon’, Farah, who ran through the city of London, is also considering retiring from his track event.
In the women’s event, Hassan recorded 2 hours 18 minutes 33 seconds, beating Alemu Megertu (Ethiopia) in 2 hours 18 minutes 37 seconds to win the championship.
Peres Jefchirchir (Kenya), the gold medalist in the women’s marathon at the Tokyo Olympics, came in third with a time of 2:18:38.
Like Hassan’s life, her first marathon win was dramatic.
Hassan grabbed her buttock at the 25km mark, complaining of her pain. She even paused to catch her breath.
However, Hassan, who increased her speed again, moved into the lead.
She even passed her water to her competitor who ran with her.
After the race, Hassan recalled, “I didn’t even promise to finish the marathon, but I won my first full course challenge. I felt pain in my hip during the race, but it got better.”
Hasan’s words, “It’s still difficult to run a marathon,” made his genius stand out even more.
Hassan won two gold medals at the 2019 World Championships in Athletics in Doha, winning both the women’s 1,500m and 10,000m.
It was the first time in history that the same person won the middle distance 1,500m and 10,000m at the World Championships in Athletics.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, held in 2021, she won gold in the women’s 5,000m and 10,000m, and bronze in the 1,500m.
After finishing the schedule for the Tokyo Olympics, Hassan said playfully, “It’s so hard. I regret my choice to compete in all three events.”
However, he made the first record in Olympic athletics history to win medals in the middle distance 1,500m and long distance 5,000m and 10,000m at the same time.
In athletics, the middle distance 1,500m and the long distance 5,000m and 10,000m are ‘completely different events’.
Hassan has been called a ‘new man’ for setting world-class records in both the middle and long distances.
Here, he surprised his world again by winning a marathon event held on the road, not on the track.
Hassan was born in Adama, Ethiopia, but left his hometown in 2008 ‘to live’ and settled in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, as a refugee.
Hassan, who started athletics because it is the only sport that does not cost money, is showing off his tremendous talent on the track and road, pioneering a path that no one has trod before.