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2022 World Athletics Championships Men’s Marathon

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

Hometown favorite Galen Rupp was the first American finisher, placing 19th in 2:09:37. The other Americans, Elkanah Kibet, and Colin Mickow, placed 24th (2:11:20) and 46th (2:16:37), respectively.

“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…

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