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16-04-2024
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Geoffrey Kamworor out of the 2024 race

Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) has withdrawn from the 2024 TCS London Marathon due to injury. 

The Kenyan, who finished second in last year’s TCS London Marathon, has been suffering from irritation of his hip flexor and has not flown to London for Sunday’s race. 

The two champions from yesterday’s Boston Marathon wheelchair races will be heading to London looking to make it two Abbott World Marathon Major wins in a week. 

This includes Eden Rainbow-Cooper who became the first Briton to win a wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon and the first Briton to win any of Boston's elite races since Geoff Smith in 1985. 

Rainbow-Cooper finished third at the 2022 TCS London Marathon and was runner-up at last year’s BMW Berlin Marathon and this year’s Tokyo Marathon. 

The 22-year-old said after her win in Boston: “It really took everything. It was such a mentally tough challenge. Pushing a marathon on your own is so difficult. I only started [the marathon] two years ago, and I have put absolutely everything into it, and I really can’t believe this. 

“I just had my head down for the whole race and was just focusing on my own race. I had absolutely nothing left at the end, but the crowd carried me through. 

Rainbow-Cooper finished in 1:35:11, ahead of the multiple Abbott World Marathon Major winner Manuela Schär (SUI) and defending TCS London Marathon champion Madison de Rozario (AUS). 

Pre-race favourite Marcel Hug (SUI) won the men’s wheelchair race, setting a course record in the process despite crashing at Mile 18. 

Hug finished in a time of 1:15:33, beating his previous best of 1:17:06 to continue a streak of 11 consecutive marathon wins. 

Britain’s David Weir finished in third place in 1:22:12 with USA’s Daniel Romanchuk second in 1:20:37. 

All of the top three in both the men’s and women’s races will be racing at the TCS London Marathon on Sunday. 

For up-to-date information on start lists and athlete biographies for the 2024 TCS London Marathon, see here