2011 Virgin London Marathon: Mary Keitany wins in 2:19.18!, by Larry Eder

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Mary Keitany, 2011 RAK half marathon, photo by PhotoRun.net

Running the second half marathon in 68:41 (the half was hit in 1:10.38), Mary Keitany showed that she is a force to be reckoned with in the marathon.

Keitany surged away from Liliya Shobukhova, the 2010 Virgin London Marathon champ, just between 14-15 miles and never looked back.

Mary Keitany finished in 2:19.18, for the fastest time in the world for women. Liliya Shobukova ran a personal best of 2:20.15, also a Russian national record and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya ran 2:20.44, her personal best.

(First American was Magdelena Lewy Boulet in 2:31.23).


 1  Mary Keitany,  KEN       2:19:19
 2  Liliya Shobukhova,  RUS  2:20:15
 3  Edna Kiplagat,  KEN      2:20:46
 4  Bezunesh Bekele,  ETH    2:23:42
 5  Atsede Baysa,  ETH       2:23:50
 6  Yukiko Akaba,  JPN)      2:24:09
 7  Irina Mikitenko,  GER    2:24:24
 8  Jessica Augusto,  POR    2:24:33
 9  Aberu Kebede,  ETH       2:24:34
10  Mariya Konovalova, RUS   2:25:18

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