Double win for Kenya at London Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge was just eight seconds off the marathon world record. Getty Images

Kenya's athletes have run their way to a double victory at today's Virgin Money London Marathon. Eliud Kipchoge stormed his way to the finish in 2:03.05, setting a new course record just eight seconds short of the world record. Kipchoge was closely followed by fellow Kenyan Stanley Biwott, who came in at 2:03.51. Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele finished third in 2:06.36.

Jemima Sumgong recovered from a spectacular tumble involving fellow Kenyan Mary Keitany and Ethiopia's Aselefech Mergia to take the women's first place in 2:22.58. Ethiopian Tigist Tufa came a close second with 2:23:03, while Florence Kiplagat took third in 2:23.39.

Callum Hawkins was the first British male over the finish in 2:10.52, landing himself a spot at Rio 2016. He was followed by Eritrean-born Tsegai Tewelde, who was granted asylum in Scotland in 2008, who finished in 2:12.28. Hawkins' brother Derek came in at 2:12.57. Both Tewelde and Derek Hawkins are expected to represent Great Britain in Rio.

Alyson Dixon was the first British woman over the finish line followed by Sonia Samuels, and then Charlotte Purdue in her marathon debut.