Rutto survives fall to win London

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    Rutto, who became the fastest debutant in marathon history in Chicago last year, broke away at 23 miles to finish in two hours six minutes 18 seconds.

    Sammy Korir, who matched Rutto step-for-step until the Embankment, held on for second place, with world champion Jaouad Gharib in third.

    Rutto was running stride for stride with compatriot Korir when he slipped on the cobblestones alongside the Tower of London and crashed into a barrier.

    As he fell he brought down Korir as well and the pair, both shaken, got to their feet slowly.

    But Rutto recaptured his rhythm first and and then pulled away from Korir, the second fastest man in marathon history.

    Original BBC article

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