Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the women’s race in the London Marathon on Sunday, beating compatriot and defending champion Vivian Cheruiyot by almost two minutes on a blustery day in the British capital.

The 25-year-old Kosgei bettered her second-place finish in last year’s race by running the 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) course in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 20 seconds. It was her second win in the World Marathon Majors, after victory in Chicago last year.

Cheruiyot finished in a time of 2:20:14 and Roza Dereje of Ethiopia was third, 37 seconds further back.

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei wins the women's race at the 39th London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei wins the women’s race at the 39th London Marathon in London, Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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