World Half Marathon bronze medallist, Yalemzerf Yehualaw beat the defending champion Joyciline Jepkosgei to win her first ever London Marathon held on Sunday (02) in London.
The 23 year-old who made her marathon debut just six months ago, broke away from the leading group with 2km remaining as she surged ahead in a more composed way crossing the finish line with the third fastest time of 2:17.06.
The defending champion Jepkosgei was forced to settle in second as she crossed the finish line a time of 2:18.06 with Alemu Megertu from Ethiopia who finished fifth at the 2020 edition closing the podium three finishes in 2:18.32.
World Athletics Championships silver medallist, Judith Jeptum Korir came home in fourth with her second fastest time of 2:18.43 with Kenyan born but now trading for Romania, Joan Chelimo Melly finishing in fifth in 2:19.27.
The 2019 Berlin Marathon winner and the last year’s third finisher, Ashete Bekere from Ethiopia finished in fifth place in her third fastest time of 2:19.30.
The 2022 Boston Marathon bronze medallist Mary Wacera Ngugi lived to her own personal expectation as she crossed the finish line in sixth place with a new personal best of 2:20.22.