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Israeli runner Chemtai-Salpeter finishes 5th in London Marathon

Israel's Lonah Chemtai Salpeter competes in the women's marathon during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Sapporo, on August 7, 2021. (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP)
Israel's Lonah Chemtai Salpeter competes in the women's marathon during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Sapporo, on August 7, 2021. (Giuseppe Cacace/AFP)

Israeli marathonist Lonah Chemtai-Salpeter finishes fifth in the women’s London Marathon, scoring her best time of the year at 2 hours, 18 minutes and 54 seconds.

The winner is Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya, and world record holder and defending champion Brigid Kosgei finishes fourth.

Chemtai-Salpeter is racing after her disappointment at the Tokyo Olympics, where she was in the leading group until menstrual cramps forced her to slow down in the last few kilometers.

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