London – Ethiopia’s Shura Kitata has won the men’s 2020 London Marathon.He finished the race in 2:05:41. Another Ethiopian, Sisay Lemma, was third.Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele missed the London Marathon because of calf injury last Friday.
Shura said “Kenenisa Bekele was helping me for this race and he advised me how to run. I trained for the same course, I am very happy to win the race.” Pre-race favourite, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge, finished eighth.
For decades now Ethiopians have and always will be a threat to our success in the long distance races. Its high time we venture into Ethiopia for fishing expeditions on their women, bring them home and raise a new hybrid athletic generation. Its in the genes.
— Brendan Bradford (@1bbradfo) October 4, 2020