The men’s marathon World Cup, run along with the World Championships in Osaka, began tomorrow morning at 7:00 am (6:00 pm this evening Eastern Time). In very hot and humid conditions, Luke Kibet of Kenya stuck with the lead pack early and managed to pull away for the win. 85 runners started the race of the 87 slated to compete, and only 9 runners managed to break the 2 hour and 20 minute marker. Kibet won in 215:59, followed by Mubarak Hassan Shami of Qatar in 2:17:18 and Viktor Röthlin of Switzerland in 2:17:25.
(Full Results [pdf])