Athletics Specials Betting By Joe Crilly

“Horses For Courses” Being Backed For London Marathon

With the London Marathon taking place this weekend William Hill’s punters are expecting the favourites to walk (or run) away with the crown. In the men’s race, the 5/2 favourite, Wilson Kipsang, has attracted over 25% of all the bets to win the race while another favourite, Mary Keitany at 9/4 has attracted just under a quarter of all bets to win the ladies’ race.

“In racing, the phrase ‘horses for courses’ is often applied to those who have history around a certain track and our customers are applying that logic to the marathon - backing Wilson Kipsang who has two wins in three years around London and Mary Keitany has two wins in four,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. 

Women’s winner: 9/4 Mary Keitany; 11/4 Florence Kiplagat; 5/1 Edna Kiplagat; 5/1 Priscah Jeptoo; 8/1 Aselefech Mergia; 12/1 Tirfi Tsegaye; 16/1 Feyse Tadese; 20/1 Jemima Sumgong; 25/1 BAR

Men’s winner: 5/2 Wilson Kipsang; 3/1 Dennis Kimetto; 4/1 Eliud Kipchoge; 10/1 Emmanuel Mutai; 10/1 Geoffrey Mutai; 14/1 Ayele Abshero; 14/1 Stanley Biwott; 14/1 Tsegaye Mekonnen; 16/1 Sammy Kitwara; 25/1 BAR