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Posted: August 12, 2022::  

Athletics: World Champion Tamirat Tola withdraws from 2022 TCS London Marathon

Tamirat Tola, the winner of the 2022 World Championships marathon in Oregon, has withdrawn from this year’s TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2 October.

The Ethiopian has not fully recovered from his victory in Oregon where he set a new championship record of 2:05:36 and went one better than the silver medal he won at the 2017 World Championships in London.

Tola said: “It is with great regret that I am unable to run this year’s TCS London Marathon. Unfortunately, since the World Championships I have had problems with muscle fatigue and have not yet been able to resume training.”

Although Tola is unable to run at this year’s TCS London Marathon, the silver and bronze medallists from the 2022 World Championships, Mosinet Geremew (ETH) and Bashir Abdi (BEL), will still be on the Start Line along with home favourite Sir Mo Farah, defending champion Sisay Lemma (ETH) and Kenenisa Bekele (ETH).

In addition, the Japanese marathon record holder Kengo Suzuki has been added to the Start List. Suzuki set his national record of 2:04:56 in Otsu, Japan, last February. He placed fourth at both this year’s Tokyo Marathon and last year’s Boston Marathon.

In the elite women’s race, Degitu Azimeraw (ETH), the runner-up at last year’s London Marathon, has withdrawn from this year’s event. World record holder Brigid Kosgei (KEN) and reigning champion Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) lead the entries for this year’s race alongside Yalemzerf Yehualaw (ETH), who is the fastest marathon debutant of all time, and British pair Eilish McColgan and Charlotte Purdue.

2022 TCS London Marathon elite men's field
•	Kenenisa BEKELE (ETH): Marathon PB 2:01:41
•	Birhanu LEGESE (ETH) 2:02:48
•	Mosinet GEREMEW (ETH): 2:02:55
•	Amos KIPRUTO (KEN): 2:03:13
•	Sisay LEMMA (ETH): 2:03:36
•	Bashir ABDI (BEL): 2:03:36
•	Kinde ATANAW (ETH): 2:03:51
•	Leul GEBRESILASE (ETH): 2:04:12
•	Vincent KIPCHUMBA (KEN): 2:04:28
•	Kengo SUZUKI (JPN): 2:04:56
•	Sir Mo FARAH (GBR): 2:05:11
•	Naoki OKAMOTO (JPN): 2:08:04
•	Naoki AIBA (JPN): 2:08:44
•	Kohei FUTAOKA (JPN): 2:09:14
•	Chris THOMPSON (GBR): 2:10:52
•	Brett ROBINSON (AUS): 2:10:55
•	Jack RAYNER (AUS): 2:11:06
•	Weynay GHEBRESILASIE (GBR): 2:12:17
•	Mohamud AADAN (GBR): 2:12:20
•	Philip SESEMANN (GBR): 2:12:58
•	Charlie HULSON (GBR): 2:13:34
•	Edward GODDARD (AUS): 2:13:45
•	Matthew LEACH (GBR): 2:15:31
•	Ross BRADEN (GBR) 2:16:48
•	Tony Ah-Thit PAYNE (THA): 2:16:56
•	William BRYAN (GBR): 2:17:53
•	Nicholas BOWKER (GBR): 2:18:09
•	Matthew CREHAN (GBR): 2:18:16
•	Kieran WALKER (GBR): 2:19:36
•	Yoann KOWAL (FRA): Debut 
2022 TCS London Marathon elite women’s field
•	Brigid KOSGEI (KEN): Marathon Personal best - 2:14:04 (WR)
•	Yalemzerf YEHUALAW (ETH): 2:17:23
•	Joyciline JEPKOSGEI (KEN): 2:17:43
•	Ashete BEKERE (ETH): 2:17:58
•	Joan Chelimo MELLY (ROU): 2:18:04
•	Sutume Asefa KEBEDE (ETH): 2:18:12
•	Alemu MEGERTU (ETH): 2:18:51
•	Hiwot GEBREKIDAN (ETH): 2:19:10
•	Ababel YESHANEH (ETH): 2:20:51
•	Mary NGUGI (KEN): 2:21:32
•	Charlotte PURDUE (GBR): 2:23:26
•	Reia IWADE (JPN): 2:23:52
•	Stephanie TWELL (GBR): 2:26:40
•	Rose HARVEY (GBR): 2:27:20
•	Marci KLIMEK (USA): 2:30:48
•	Samantha HARRISON (GBR): 2:32:22
•	Anna BRACEGIRDLE (GBR): 2:34:20
•	Emma STYLES (GBR): 2:37:36
•	Girmawit GEBRZIHAIR (ETH): Debut
•	Eilish McCOLGAN (GBR): Debut

About the London Marathon

The 2022 TCS London Marathon will take place on Sunday 2 October.
The London Marathon was first held on 29 March 1981 and the millionth finisher in the history of the event crossed the line in 2016.
Since the first London Marathon in 1981, the event has raised more than £1 billion for charity.
London Marathon Events gifts its surplus each year to The London Marathon Charitable Trust.
Since 1981, The London Marathon Charitable Trust has awarded grants totalling in excess of £95 million to more than 1,500 projects in London and across the UK.
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