Victor Kiplangat wins Commonwealth Games 2022 marathon - results
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BIRMINGHAM, UK (July 30) —— Victor Kiplangat became the first man from Uganda to win the Commonwealth Games marathon on Saturday morning (30) after he dominated the race to win the title in a time of 2:10:55 with incredible reception at Birmingham 2022.

The 22-year-old went the wrong way late in the race, but his lead was so big, that his victory wasn’t compromised as he was able to follow the directions of a very attentive official and get back on the course. Read Also: Gold for Jessica Stenson! – Commonwealth Games 2022 women’s marathon results

Alphonce Felix Simbu of Tanzania finished second with a time of 2:12:29 with the bronze medal going to Michael Mugo Githae of Kenya who ran 2:13:16. Read more: When is the Commonwealth Games 2022? How to watch it?

Meanwhile, Liam Adams of Australia, who led the race for most of the early going ran well, in the end, to collect fourth at 2:13:23 and Jonathan Kipleting Korir of Kenya rounded out the top five with a time of 2:14:06.

Englishman Jonathan Mellor crossed the finish line in sixth place at 2:15:31.

On a nice and overcast morning, Simbu ran smooth and composed in the early part of the race as he tracked Adams, who went through the first 20km at 1:01:08 and 1:04:34 for the half-marathon.

However, they were not alone as four other runners followed him closely, much to the delight of the group of fans who came out on the streets to watch the race, take pictures, and also cheer on the athletes as they navigate the race course.

The group of six was split into a group of three at about 26km when Simbu, Kiplangat and Githae broke away for about 2km before the pace slowed back down and the pack became six again.

Kiplangat then injected another surge in the middle of the contest to break up the pack significantly, but he was stalked all the way Simbu, who did all he could to stay with the pace.

After 30km, Kiplangat led with a split of 1:32:45 with Simbu right there with him at 1:32:46.

However, just when you thought it was going to be a two men’s close encounter, Kiplangat injected another big and decisive surge in the race pace to open up a gap between himself and Simbu to take complete control of the contest as he moved past the 35km at 1:47:09 with a lead of 0.18 seconds over his Tanzanian rival.

The race was never close afterward as the Ugandan runner went on to dominate –building a lead of well over two minutes after 40km.

Commonwealth Games 2022 marathon men’s results

RankCGANameTime
1CGA codeUGAVictor KIPLANGAT2:10:55
2CGA codeTANAlphonce Felix SIMBU2:12:29
3CGA codeKENMichael Mugo GITHAE2:13:16
4CGA codeAUSLiam ADAMS2:13:23SB
5CGA codeKENJonathan Kipleting KORIR2:14:06
6CGA codeENGJonathan MELLOR2:15:31
7CGA codeAUSAndrew BUCHANAN2:15:40
8CGA codeTANHamisi Athumani MISAI2:15:59PB
9CGA codeNIRKevin SEAWARD2:16:54
10CGA codeNIRStephen SCULLION2:17:51
11CGA codeWALDewi GRIFFITHS2:17:58SB
12CGA codeINDNitendra Singh RAWAT2:19:22
13CGA codeNAMTomas Hilifa RAINHOLD2:24:30
14CGA codeIOMOliver LOCKLEY2:25:52SB
15CGA codeLESLebenya NKOKA2:32:52SB
16CGA codeGIBArnold ROGERS2:37:11
17CGA codeLESTsepo MATHIBELLE2:38:52SB
18CGA codeSOLMartin FAENI2:40:23
DNFCGA codeLESMotlokoa NKHABUTLANE
DNSCGA codeKENErick Kiplagat SANG

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