Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge Awarded Double Gold For Winning Men’s Marathon

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge left the rest of the field trailing to win the Olympic men’s marathon on a rainy day in Rio and as such has been awarded two Gold medals for this greatest achievement.

The 31-year-old, who won the London Marathon in April, dominated over the closing stages to finish in two hours, eight minutes and 44 seconds.

Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia came in 70 seconds later to take the silver, with American Galen Rupp collecting bronze.

Britain’s Callum Hawkins, 24, led midway through the race and the Scot clocked a time of 2:11.52.