Kenya’s Kelvin Kiftum (23) won the men’s division at the 2023 London Marathon with a time of 2:01:25, the second-highest record ever.
At the London Marathon, which was held in the rain on the 23rd (Korean time), Kiptum set a world record of 2 hours 01 minutes 09 seconds set by Eliud Kipchoge (39, Kenya) at the Berlin Marathon in September 2022. He finished 42.195 km with a second-place record. Sifan Hassan (30, Netherlands), who won gold medals at both the Olympic and World Championships in women’s track middle and long distance, also won with a record of 2 hours 18 minutes 33 seconds. Kiptum, who set a personal best of 2:01:53 at the Valencia Marathon last December by 28 seconds in just four months, said in an interview with the Associated Press and the BBC after the race, “I am very satisfied with the result. It rained midway through the race, but overall the course was good.”