A feat of speed by Eliud Kipchoge, rushing to a course record. A feat of fortitude by Jemima Sumgong, recovering from a painful fall to win.
The London Marathon on Sunday produced contrasting victories in the men's and women's races for 31-year-old Kenyans on a chilly, windy spring morning.
The first half of the men's race was on pace for the fastest-ever marathon, but Kipchoge couldn't keep it up to break the world record as he defended his London title.
Kipchoge came so close, covering his eyes in disbelief as he saw he had completed the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) route in front of Buckingham Palace in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 5 seconds. Only Dennis Kimetto has run a...