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Brigid Kosgei Pulls Out Of London Marathon

World record-holder and two-time winner Brigid Kosgei has withdrawn from Sunday’s London Marathon due to a hamstring injury.

The Kenyan broke the women’s world record in 2020 when she ran two hours 14 minutes four seconds at the 2019 Chicago Marathon.

Kosgei finished fourth in the 2021 edition of London Marathon but has been in a good form this year having won Tokyo Marathon in 2:16:02, the fourth-fastest time in history.

The 28-year-old was ready to face Ethiopia’s Yalemzerf Yehualaw,who set the fastest debut time for a marathon. Unfortunate has now has forced him to withdraw from the Sunday’s race.

“I have been struggling over the past month with an issue in the hamstring of my right leg,” Kosgei said in a statement on Monday.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”My training has been up and down and not the way I would like to prepare to be in top condition for the 2022 London Marathon.”[/perfectpullquote]

“We’ve decided it’s best I withdraw from this year’s race and get further treatment on my injuries in order to enter 2023 stronger than ever.”

Kosgei now leaves Kenyan hopes for the prestigious London marathon title to her compatriot Joyciline Jepkosgei,who won the 2021 edition.

The other incredible runners in London include Degitu Azimeraw, who finished second to Jepkosgei at last year’s race and was 8th in Boston this year with 2:25:23, has a potential finish on top.

Ashete Bekere is another Ethiopian that can win the race. Last year she took 3rd in London at 2:18:18 and was 2nd in Tokyo at 2:17:58.

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