The XC's John Lofranco and Michael Doyle each pick three big winners and losers from the elite-only event in St. James' Park.

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John's big winners in London:

  • Short loop courses
  • Elite racing
  • Canadian Tristan Woodfine, who qualified for the Olympics

Michael's big winners in London:

  • Every top-level marathoner in the world not named Eliud Kipchoge
  • Next year's Olympic Marathon (if it happens)
  • Asics, after Sara Hall's phenomenal run in a prototype shoe

John's losers:

  • The presumptive winners going into the race
  • Mass participation in races
  • Canadian record-holder Cam Levins, who DNF'ed

Michael's losers:

  • The London Marathon itself
  • The sport
  • Eliud Kipchoge’s legacy

Watch the finish of both the men's and women's races below:


The XC's John Lofranco and Michael Doyle break down the winners and losers of marathon running events, including all the Marathon Majors, World Championships and big cross-country and track meets from around the world. Warning: the takes may get 🔥.