Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge today became the first runner to cross the finishing line of the final day (day 3) of the Virgin Money London Marathon of 26.2 miles from Blackheath to The Mall (Near Buckingham Palace).
Prince Harry made an unannounced appearance on the day to watch the Marathon.
Eliud ran the second fastest marathon in history to win the London Marathon for a fourth time, Britain’s Mo Farah finished fifth.
Kipchoge, completed the marathon in two hours two minutes 38 seconds.
A recap of Tuesday’s top stories: Hope for justice in Myanmar rights violations; First major interview with new Assembly President; Youth activists want a platform in solving climate crisis; Five deaths every minute due to unsafe health care; Number of migrants outpacing world population growth.
Hundreds of thousands of ethnic Rohingya who remain in Myanmar may face a greater threat of genocide than ever, amid Government attempts to “erase their identity and remove them from the country”, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Monday.
Amidst a global call by Secretary-General António Guterres to “reaffirm the sanctity” of religious sites and keep worshippers safe, the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on Thursday launched a new plan of action to “counter hate and violence around the globe”.