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Chrissie Wellington runs 2:52:08 at the 2019 London Marathon

On April 28th, Chrissie Wellington, a four-time Ironman world champion and world record holder, completed the 2019 London Marathon for the first time since 2017. In 2017, Wellington ran a sub-2:50 (2:49:01) and won the F40-44 age category. On Sunday, Wellington finished in 2:52:08 with a smile on her face. The result was good enough for seventh in her age group (F40-44).

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Marie Rabie (RSA), 11th at the 2016 Rio Olympics, finished in 2:48:52. Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR) also appeared on the start list, but had to withdraw from the race at the halfway mark. “Not the day I hoped for at the London Marathon, after struggling with a stomach bug for most of the week, but feeling much better this morning, I decided to run,” said Charles. “Unfortunately, my run turned more into counting toilet stops than miles. At mile 13 I made the smart decision to stop.”

Reece Barclay (GBR), professional Ironman triathlete and Lucy’s husband, finished in 2:34:10.