2 African Runners Win London Marathon

On Sunday, Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede and Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo took home wins at the U.K. race.

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Winners Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya and Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia at the London Marathon (Warren Little/Getty Images)

As the Boston area recovered in the wake of Friday's manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, London's marathon on Sunday went on without incident. Two African athletes took home the winning prizes, according to the Daily News.

The men's race was won by Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede; the women's champion was Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo, not to be confused with Rita Jeptoo, another Kenyan who won the Boston Marathon last Monday.

Virgin London Marathon has pledged to donate £2 for every finisher in the event to The One Fund Boston set up to raise money for victims of the explosions.

Race organizers expect the total donation to be at least $106,000.

Read more at the Daily News.

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