Result: Stephen Kiprotich wins men's marathon at the London Olympics

Result: Kiprotich wins men's marathon
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Stephen Kiprotich takes gold for Uganda in the men's marathon at the London Olympic Games.

Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich emerged victorious from the men's marathon at the Olympic Games in London this afternoon.

The 23-year-old found himself as part of a breakaway trio with Kenyans Abel Kirui and Wilson Kipsang after the halfway stage.

Despite appearing to be suffering with an injury, the eventual winner made a kick for the line with 5km remaining, which his rivals had no answer to. He eventually crossed the line in a time of 2:08.01.

Kirui claimed silver, while his compatriot Kipsang took bronze.

Kiprotich's success has made him only the second Ugandan to win a gold medal at an Olympic Games.

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