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Posted: September 23, 2022:  

Athletics World Championships Silver Medallist Joins Elite Women's Field At 2022 Tcs London Marathon

  • Two-time runner-up Vincent Kipchumba and World Championships silver medallist Mosinet Geremew out of the elite men’s race
  • Pacemakers include leading Brits Marc Scott, Andy Butchart and Emile Cairess

Judith Korir, the silver medallist in the women’s marathon at this year’s World Championships, is a late addition to the elite women’s field of the 2022 TCS London Marathon on Sunday 2 October.

Korir (KEN) won this year’s Paris Marathon in April before finishing runner-up in the World Championships in Oregon in July. She was originally scheduled to be a pacemaker in this year’s TCS London Marathon but has now opted to race over the full distance.

In other updates to the elite women’s field, Great Britain’s Samantha Harrison has withdrawn from the race, as have Ethiopian pair Girmawit Gebrzihair and Ababel Yeshaneh and Canada’s Lanni Marchant.

In the men’s field, the runner-up in the last two London Marathons, Kenya’s Vincent Kipchumba has had to withdraw due to injury, while Mosinet Geremew (ETH), who was third last year and the silver medallist in the marathon at this summer’s World Championships, has also withdrawn.

The full list of pacemakers for the elite men and women’s race has also been announced. The men’s pacers include a long list of leading British endurance talent including Marc Scott, Andy Butchart, Emile Cairess and Ben Connor. Calli Thackery and Clara Evans are among the Brits pacing in the elite women’s race.

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.
British Heart Foundation is the Charity of the Year of the 2022 TCS London Marathon
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 £97 million to more than 1,500 projects in London and across the UK.
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About TCS

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation that has been partnering with many of the world’s largest businesses in their transformation journeys for over 50 years. TCS is one of the biggest software and services companies in the UK, and is at the heart of technological innovation within some of the UK’s best-known brands. TCS has operated in the UK for more than 45 years and has over 200 customers in the UK today. TCS currently employs over 20,000 in the UK and Ireland.
TCS engages in a number of sports sponsorships in the UK, including being title partner of the TCS London Marathon and the official technology partner of the Jaguar TCS Formula E Racing Team. TCS is also the official title partner of distance running events including the TCS New York City Marathon, the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon, the TCS Amsterdam Marathon and the TCS Lidingöloppet.

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