Rio Olympics 2016: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins men's marathon

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge left the rest of the field trailing to win the Olympic men's marathon on a rainy day in Rio. The 31-year-old, who won the London Marathon in April, dominated over the closing stages to finish in two hours, eight minutes and 44 seconds.
Kipchoge crosses the line a the Sambodromo (Net Photo)
Kipchoge crosses the line a the Sambodromo (Net Photo)

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge left the rest of the field trailing to win the Olympic men's marathon on a rainy day in Rio.

The 31-year-old, who won the London Marathon in April, dominated over the closing stages to finish in two hours, eight minutes and 44 seconds.

Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia came in 70 seconds later to take the silver, with American Galen Rupp collecting bronze.

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