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Edna Kiplagat wins her 1st women’s London Marathon


LONDON (AP) — Two-time world champion Edna Kiplagat won the London Marathon for the first time in a sprint finish in front of Buckingham Palace on Sunday.

After twice finishing second in the British capital road race, the 34-year-old Kenyan went one better by completing the 26.2-mile route in 2 hours, 20 minutes, 21 seconds – 3 seconds ahead of compatriot Florence Kiplagat.

In the women’s wheelchair race, Tatyana McFadden swapped the slopes for the streets as she successfully defended her London title with a dominant performance, winning in a course record time of 1 hour, 45 minutes, 11 seconds.

Her win came a month after the 24-year-old American collected her first Winter Paralympics medal, silver in cross-country skiing in Sochi.