The former ‘Miss Ukraine’ of war-torn Ukraine finished the London Marathon with her country’s flag. Victoria Kiose ran 26.2 miles in 4 hours with her husband, Kostiantin Vidnenko. Later he said, ‘My beautiful country is being destroyed’.
The couple left the country last February due to Russia’s aggression. They have been living in London since May. They have already started fundraising for a Ukrainian foundation ‘United24’.
42 thousand competitors have participated in the London Marathon this time. BBC journalist Sophie Raworth, DJ Chris Evans and McFly’s Harry Judd were also present.
Amos Kipruto won the boys’ event in 2 hours 4 minutes 39 seconds. And among the girls, Yalemzref Yehualao had the last laugh after finishing in 2 hours 17 minutes 26 seconds.