Thanks to blasting the stretch between 30K and 40K in 28:27, Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia dispatched a large lead pack and raced solo to win the 2022 world marathon title in 2:05:37. The time set a new championship record; the previous mark of 2:06:54 was set by Kenyan Abel Kirui in 2009 in Berlin.
Mosinet Geremew of Ethiopia repeated as the silver medalist in 2:06:45, and Olympic bronze medalist Basher Abdi of Belgium, in 2:06:49, was third today as well. Cam Levins, who won two NCAA titles at Southern Utah University in 2012, placed fourth in a Canadian record of 2:07:10.
How the Americans Fared
“I just missed too much time, I think, training,” Rupp said about a buildup that included a herniated disc and a mild case of Covid. “It’s been a…