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This year’s Women’s Elite Field features a strong lineup for the London Marathon. 2018 winner Vivien Cheruiyot is expected to defend her title according to the 2019 London Marathon Betting Predictions. However Mary Keitany has the best odds to win the race this year. Who among the Elite Women’s Field will be victorious this spring at the London Marathon?
The London Marathon is one of the World Marathon Majors and is held every spring in the English capital. Competitors attempt to complete a 26.219 mile or 42.195 km course around the River Thames. Founded in 1981, the long distance competition attracts mass participation each year with both amateur and elite runners competing.
The 2019 London Marathon will take place on April 28. Visit our site and read more about the competitors of the Elite Men’s Race as well as some interesting facts about the marathon.
These are how some of Elite Women runners chances stand on Bet365 Sportsbook:
- Mary Keitany 7/4
- Vivian Cheruiyot 7/2
- Brigid Kosgei 5/1
- Birhane Dibaba 16/1
- Charlotte Purdue 80/1
- Tracey Barlow 150/1
Mary Keitany eyes 4th London Marathon victory
According to Bet365 Sportsbook, Mary Keitany has the best odds to win the Elite Women’s Race with odds at 7/4. The Kenyan last won gold at the London Marathon in 2017 and could make it 4 titles this year. She was the 2018 female runner up of the London Marathon losing out to fellow compatriot Vivian Cheruiyot.
Keitany currently holds the best time in the London Marathon time among the 2019 Women’s Elite Field at 2h 17m 01s. The Kenyan will not only have her eyes set on winning the race but also beating her Personal Best time. She has won gold for 7 World Marathon Majors including 3 London Marathon titles from 2011, 2012 and 2017. Her record in the Majors makes her a safe bet on the online sportsbooks in the UK.
Her most recent achievement comes from winning the 2018 New York City Marathon. Mary Keitany’s achievements have made Kenya and the African Continent proud. The runner’s London Marathon wins have helped Kenya be the second most successful nation in the marathon behind the UK. Keitany’s record in London and at the other World Marathon Majors will make her a safe bet on Bet365 Sportsbook.
The 2019 London Marathon betting predictions say Vivian Cheruiyot’s title defending hopes are feasible
Kenyan runner Vivian Cheruiyot also stands a good chance to win the 2019 Women’s London Marathon. She won the marathon in 2018 at a time of 2h 18m 31s, which was also her Personal Best. The win was an achievement for Cheruiyot who finished the 2017 London Marathon in 4th position.
Her recent major honors include gold for the 2017 Frankfurt Marathon. Cheruiyot also won silver for the 2018 New York City Marathon and is the also the 5000m 2016 Olympic Champion.
Overall, the Kenyan has had a career to be proud of. Vivian Cheruiyot will still be a good runner to bet on with odds at 7/2. This means that she can repeat her 2018 success at the London Marathon and possibly beat her Personal Best time.
2018 London Marathon silver medalist Brigid Kosgei returns in hopes of winning gold
Brigid Kosgei will enter the London Marathon with only one World Marathon Majors title to her name. She won the 2018 Chicago Marathon but has otherwise been quiet in the rest of the running Championships.
The Kenyan runner still stands a chance of winning the London Marathon with odds at 5/1 on Bet365 Sportsbook. According to the 2019 London Marathon betting predictions, a win in London is achievable for Kosgei. However, she will need to be mindful of this year’s strong line up.
She came increasingly close to winning the 2018 London Marathon losing to Vivian Cheruiyot by 2 minutes. She was last year’s runner up in the marathon with a time of 2h 20m 13s. Kosegei will most likely return to London hungry to win the marathon which she narrowly lost.
Ethiopia’s Birhane Dibaba makes London Marathon debut
London Marathon debutante Birhane Dibaba is among the Women’s Elite runners hoping to win gold this month. Although she will be up against stronger runners with better experience in the spring marathon, she could still pull of a win. Her odds of doing so are 16/7 on Bet365 Sportsbook. To find out more information about the bookmaker, you can read our latest review of Bet365 Sportsbook.
Birhane’s World Marathon Majors could boost her London Marathon title hopes. The Ethiopian runner has participated in the Tokyo, Berlin and Chicago Marathons. She’s finished inside the top 5, with the exception of the 2018 Chicago Marathon which she failed to complete. She is the 2017 runner up and winner of the 2015 and 2018 Tokyo Marathon.
If Dibaba can match her performance at the Tokyo Marathon then the debutante might win the 2019 London Marathon.
Charlotte Purdue returns to London after pulling out of the 2018 Marathon
Charlotte Purdue is one of the British female long distance runners competing at the 2019 London Marathon. However, the chances of the runner winning this year’s marathon are low with odds at 80/1. The British runner failed to compete in the 2018 London Marathon following an injury. It would be ideal to mark her return with a win, however a podium finish is also looking unlikely.
Her personal best at the London marathon is 2h 29m 23 which she achieved in 2017. Following her absence in London in 2018, Purdue could focus on beating her Personal Best this year. Additionally, she could also use this race to better her position at the 2017 London Marathon which was 16th.
Tracy Barlow has the lowest odds to win the 2019 London Marathon
UK runner Tracy Barlow (150/1) is the female runner that is least likely to win this year’s London Marathon. She has the lowest odds on Bet365 Sportsbook making her a risky runner to bet on. Barlow did manage to finish 9th in the 2018 London Marathon. However, the chances of her crossing the finish line first this year are unlikely.
The 2019 Women’s Elite lineup is very strong with top runners that have an impressive Majors record. It’s is also unimaginable that the likes of Mary Keitany, Vivian Cheruiyot and Birhane Dibaba will slip up. According to the 2019 London Marathon betting predictions, a realistic finish for the runner would inside the top 10.