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Röthlin struggles in London Marathon

Swiss marathon runner Viktor Röthlin, the current European champion, has come 11th in the London Marathon.

The 36-year-old had been confident before the 42.2 km race and had set himself a target of 2 hours and 10 minutes. As it turned out, he completed the course in 2 hours, 12 minutes and 43 seconds.

Emmanuel Mutai ran the fastest-ever London Marathon as Kenyans swept the first three places. Compatriot Mary Keitany earned a dominating victory in the women's race at her first attempt.

Mutai clocked 2 hours, 4 minutes, 40 seconds for the fourth-fastest time ever for a marathon.

Sunday also saw marathon runners making their way around Switzerland’s biggest city in the ninth Zurich Marathon.

As in London, the Kenyans dominated, with John Kialo Kjui winning in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 56 seconds. Compatriot Abraham Tandoi came third, separated by Russia’s Alexei Sokolov. The fastest woman was Svetlana Stanko from Ukraine.

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