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.
Top #LondonMarathon finishers:
1. Joyciline Jepkosgei 2:17:43
2. Degitu Azimeraw 2:17:58
3. Ashete Bekere 2:18:18
4. Brigid Kosgei 2:18:40
5. Lonah Chemtai Salpeter 2:18:54
Five women under 2:19 is ????
— Fast Women (@fast_women) October 3, 2021