Published: Tue, April 24, 2018
Finance | By Jaime Brady

Mo Farah anger at London Marathon drink stations

Mo Farah anger at London Marathon drink stations

Elite men's race victor Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge (L) and elite women's race victor Kenya's Vivian Cheruiyot pose during the trophy ceremony of the 2018 London Marathon in central London on April 22, 2018.

Mo Farah finished in a more than creditable third place at the London Marathon, behind Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge - who won the event for the third time yesterday - but the Briton was still unhappy over a mishap with his drinks bottle.

On the women's end, Cheruiyot claimed her first World Marathon Majors win with a time of 2:18:31 - the fourth best time on record for a woman runner.

Last year's victor Mary Keitany and runner-up Tirunesh Dibaba clearly had Radcliffe's record on their minds but the sweltering conditions proved too much and allowed 34-year-old Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot to claim victory.

Farah was two minutes and four seconds behind victor Eliud Kipchoge with the four-time Olympic champion runing in his first marathon since retiring from the track.

But having appeared on the shoulders of Eliud Kipchoge and Tola Shura Kitata around the 16-mile mark, Farah - who was frustrated at being unable to find the right water bottle at two drinks stations early in the race - dropped off the pace. I was table four, I went to pick it up. It's incredible. It's different pain, different training but I've really enjoyed it.

"It was a hard way to run the pace because we were set for the world record pace at the beginning..."

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However, Farah's afternoon did not get off to a good start when he was involved in a freakish incident where he seemed to miss his drinks bottle around the 10-mile mark and had to turn back for it.

"I was saying to the people on motorbikes to tell the staff to be a bit helpful instead of taking pictures".

"The reason it was so good for me today was because I started slowly".

Dibaba trailed Keitany by 23 seconds at halfway mark and 54 seconds at 30km mark and the race tightened on both athletes with the pacesetters encouraging them on. "So I raced like that".

Indeed, Keitany and Dibaba took the warm morning conditions with a brutal attack with some fast-pace backed up by four male pacesetters.

Fresh from her Commonwealth Games triumph, Australia's Madison De Rozario has taken out the women's elite wheelchair event at the London Marathon.

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