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Shura Kitata

Shura Kitata

Born: 9 June 1996  
Marathon best: 2:04:49 (London 2018)

Shura Kitata secured the biggest win of his career in 2020 when he became the Virgin Money London Marathon champion in the elite-only race around St James’s Park. The Ethiopian is one of the most consistent marathon runners on the circuit and always performs well in London, with second and fourth-placed finishes to his name in 2018 and 2019, before his amazing run in 2020 when he won a thrilling sprint finish in the rain on The Mall. Kitata has also finished runner-up in the New York City Marathon (2018) after establishing himself as a highly competitive marathon runner, with victories in Rome and Frankfurt in 2017. 

London Marathon record

  • 2018: 2nd (2:04:49)
  • 2019: 4th (2:05:01)
  • 2020: 1st (2:05:41)

Other Abbott World Marathon Majors

New York

  • 2018: 2nd (2:06:01)
  • 2019: 5th (2:10:39)
     

Other major city marathons

Frankfurt

  • 2017: 1st (2:05:50)

Istanbul

  • 2016: 2nd (2:14:08)

Otsu

  • 2016: 16th (2:16:09)

Ottawa

  • 2016: 2nd (2:10:04)

Rome

  • 2017: 1st (2:07:28)

Shanghai

  • 2015: 3rd (2:08:53)

Xiamen

  • 2016: 2nd (2:10:20)
  • 2017: 3rd (2:10:36)  

Marathons in major championships

  • None