2012 London Marathon

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32nd London Marathon
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Abel Kirui and Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich leading the men's race
VenueLondon, England, United Kingdom
Dates22 April 2012
Champions
Men Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich (2:04:44)
Women Mary Jepkosgei Keitany (2:18:37)
Wheelchair men David Weir (1:32:26)
Wheelchair women Shelly Woods (1:49:10)
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The 2012 London Marathon was the 32nd running of the annual marathon race in London, England, which took place on Sunday, 22 April. Both of the elite races were won by Kenyan athletes, and Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede was the only non-Kenyan to reach the podium in either race. Mary Jepkosgei Keitany won the women's elite race for the second year running with a Kenyan record time of 2:18:37 hours. Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich was the men's race winner with a time of 2:04:44 – four seconds off Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai's course record set at the 2011 London Marathon. [1]

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Around 170,150 people applied to enter the race: 50,200 had their applications accepted and 37,227 started the race. [2] A total of 36,699, 23,634 men and 13,065 women, finished the race. [3]

The top British finishers, Lee Merrien (17th) and Claire Hallissey (11th), earned the opportunity to compete for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics. [4] [5] The wheelchair races were won by two British athletes: David Weir took the men's title while Shelly Woods was the women's winner. [6]

A fun runner, Claire Squires, died after collapsing in the final mile of the race. In response to publicity of her death, the general public made donations to her fund raising page at the Justgiving website. Over 80,000 separate donations were made, raising a total of over £1 million for Samaritans. [7] [8]

A mini marathon was held for under-17 athletes over the last three miles of the course. Michael Callegari (14:54) and Jessica Judd (her fourth straight title in 16:04) won the able-bodied races while Sheikh Sheikh (12:30) and Jade Jones (12:59) won the wheelchair races. [9] [10]

Results

Elite men

PositionAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:04:44
Silver medal icon.svg Martin Lel Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:06:51
Bronze medal icon.svg Tsegaye Kebede Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:06:52
4 Jaouad Gharib Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 2:07:44
5 Abel Kirui Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:07:56
6 Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:08:01
7 Marílson Gomes dos Santos Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2:08:01
8 Samuel Tsegay Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 2:08:06
9 Feyisa Lilesa Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:08:20
10 Bazu Worku Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:10:14
11 Vincent Kipruto Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:10:39
12 Zersenay Tadese Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea 2:10:41
13 Abreham Cherkos Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:12:46
14 Bekir Karayel Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 2:13:21
15 Lee Merrien Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:13:41
16 Solonei da Silva Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2:14:57
17 John Beattie Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:16:38
18 Phil Anthony Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:16:40
19 Martin Dent Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 2:17:32
20 Jesper Faurschou Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 2:17:38
21 Anuradha Cooray Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka 2:17:50
22 Andi Jones Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:18:29
Abderrahime Bouramdane Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco DQ
Adil Annani Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco DQ
Shadrack Kosgei Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya DNF
Philip Kiprono Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya DNF
Scott Overall Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom DNF
Yared Asmerom Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea DNF
Patrick Makau Musyoki Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya DNF
Benedict Whitby Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom DNF
Markos Geneti Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia DNF

Elite women

PositionAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg Mary Jepkosgei Keitany Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:18:37
Silver medal icon.svg Edna Kiplagat Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:19:50
Bronze medal icon.svg Priscah Jeptoo Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:20:14
4 Florence Kiplagat Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:20:57
5 Lucy Wangui Kabuu Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2:23:12
6 Aberu Kebede Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:24:04
7 Irina Mikitenko Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2:24:53
8 Jéssica Augusto Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 2:24:59
9 Atsede Baysa Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:25:59
10 Jeļena Prokopčuka Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 2:27:04
11 Claire Hallissey Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:27:44
12 Koren Jelela Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2:28:05
13 Freya Murray Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:28:10
14 Isabellah Andersson Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2:29:57
15 Louise Damen Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:31:37
16 Constantina Diță Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 2:32:34
17 Irvette van Zyl Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 2:33:41
18 Sonia Samuels Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:33:41
19 Amy Whitehead Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:33:44
20 Helen Decker Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:34:11
21 Jessica Petersson Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 2:34:56
22 Alyson Dixon Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:35:46
23 Susan Partridge Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:37:41
24 Liz Yelling Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:40:08
25 Michelle Ross-Cope Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:40:08
Yuliya Ruban Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine DQ
Mariya Konovalova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia DQ
Ejegayehu Dibaba Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia DNF
Nadia Ejjafini Flag of Italy.svg  Italy DNF
Inga Abitova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia DNF
Peninah Arusei Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya DNF
Joyce Chepkirui Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya DNF
René Kalmer Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa DNF

Wheelchair men

PositionAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg David Weir Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 1:32:26
Silver medal icon.svg Marcel Hug Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1:32:27
Bronze medal icon.svg Krige Schabort Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1:32:28
4 Masazumi Soejima Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:32:29
5 Heinz Frei Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1:32:30
6 Tomasz Hamerlak Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 1:32:31
7 Masayuki Higuchi Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:32:33
8 Hiroyuki Yamamoto Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:33:00
9 Josh Cassidy Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 1:33:54
10 Kota Hokinoue Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:36:00
11 Ernst van Dyk Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 1:36:20
12 Roger Puigbò Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1:36:56
13 Jordi Jiménez Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1:36:56
14 Josh George Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1:39:56
15 Rafal Botello Jiminez Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 1:40:01
16 Adam Bleakney Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1:40:22
17 Choke Yasuoka Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:50:31
18 Laurens Sibaja-Molina Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica 1:54:34
19 Phil Hogg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 1:54:34
20 Mathew Clarke Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 1:54:46

Wheelchair women

PositionAthleteNationalityTime
Gold medal icon.svg Shelly Woods Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 1:49:10
Silver medal icon.svg Wakako Tsuchida Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 1:53:04
Bronze medal icon.svg Diane Roy Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 1:53:05
4 Shirley Reilly Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1:54:39
5 Christina Schwab Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1:54:41
6 Amanda McGrory Flag of the United States.svg  United States 1:54:41
7 Sandra Graf Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 1:54:43
8 Tatyana McFadden Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2:05:38
9 Meggan Dawson-Farrell Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:22:55
10 Sarah Piercy Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 2:24:36

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