Olympic bronze medallist Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia ended Kenya's hope of a seventh successive London men's marathon title with a dominant victory at the 2010 Virgin London Marathon in two hours, five minutes and 19 seconds.
Last year's runner-up Kebede, who incidentally also won the 2009 Fukuoka Marathon in a PB of 2:05:18, improved on his 2009 podium position crossing the line more than a minute ahead of world silver medallist, Emmanuel Mutai of Kenya (2:06.23) and Jaouad Gharib of Morocco (2:06:55) in third.
Defending champion Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya and his compatriot, all-time world number two, Duncan Kibet were among the top elite athletes who failed to finish the race.
Russia's Liliya Shobukhova won the women's race in a new personal best of two hours, 22 minutes ahead of her compatriot Inga Abitova who settled for second in 2:22.19.
Ethiopia's Aselefech Mergia held on for third position in 2:22.38.
|1||Kebede, Tsegaye (ETH)||5||02:05:19|
|2||Mutai, Emmanuel (KEN)||7||02:06:23|
|3||Gharib, Jaouad (MAR)||6||02:06:55|
|4||Bouramdane, Abderrahime (MAR)||9||02:07:33|
|5||Kirui, Abel (KEN)||3||02:08:04|
|6||Gomes dos Santos, Marilson (BRA)||10||02:08:46|
|7||Tadese, Zersenay (ERI)||16||02:12:03|
|8||Lemoncello, Andrew (GBR)||17||02:13:40|
|9||Kifle, Yonas (ERI)||8||02:14:39|
|10||Jones, Andi (GBR)||21||02:16:38|
|1||Shobukhova, Liliya (RUS)||113||02:22:00|
|2||Abitova, Inga (RUS)||117||02:22:19|
|3||Mergia, Aselefech (ETH)||115||02:22:38|
|4||Bekele, Bezunesh (ETH)||108||02:23:17|
|5||Tafa, Askale (ETH)||107||02:24:39|
|6||Akaba, Yukiko (JPN)||116||02:24:55|
|7||Bai, Xue (CHN)||110||02:25:18|
|8||Smith, Kim (NZL)||118||02:25:21|
|9||Ozaki, Mari (JPN)||112||02:25:43|
|10||Yamauchi, Mara (GBR)||109||02:26:16|