With six miles left, Yalemzerf Yehualaw’s race appears to be undermined after an Ethiopian is left sprawled on the road after tripping over a speed bump.
This incident caused her to waste time with her competitors. And she later admitted that the Faceplant “hurts.”
But that hasn’t stopped the 23-year-old from making history on Sunday. while she eventually crossed the line to become the youngest winner of the London Marathon.
Her victory in 2 hours 17 minutes 25 seconds was the third fastest time in the women’s competition. This is the fastest launch time in history. And it’s the statistics of Ethiopia.
Yehualaw, who just ran her first competitive marathon in April. It took her four more miles to rest and timed an amazing 4:43 miles over 24 miles.
2021 champion Joyciline Jepkosgei clocked 41 seconds of second, while Ethiopia’s Alemu Megertu held third.
In the men’s competition, Amos Kipruto from Kenya won for the first time. By crossing the finish line in 2 hours 4 minutes 39 seconds
Marcel Hug and Catherine Debrunner set a new course record as they took the men’s and women’s wheelchair titles respectively.