Rutto survives fall to win London Welcome! › Forums › Running Forum › Rutto survives fall to win London This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by Ryan 14 years, 4 months ago. Author Posts April 18, 2004 at 5:01 pm #1409 RyanKeymaster 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 Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.