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World champ withdraws from London Marathon

14 August, 2022

Reigning world marathon champion Tamirat Tola has withdrawn from the London Marathon in October.

The Ethiopian has not fully recovered from his victory in the men’s race at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, last month.

Tola, 31, set a new championship record of two hours, five minutes and 36 seconds to go one better than the silver medal he won at the 2017 World Championships in London.

“Unfortunately, since the World Championships I have had problems with muscle fatigue and have not yet been able to resume training,” he said.

(BBC Sport)