Apart from the marathon, Kenya's dismal performance in Gold Coast Australia was evident in the men's 5000m and 10,000m, women's 10,000m, women's 3000m steeplechase and men's javelin.
2018 medal tableGold Coast 2018 final medal table2014 medal tableGlasgow 2014 final medal tableUnderperforming England? India's tally of 66 medals can be broken down into 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze.
Viewers described the ceremony as an "Australian Idol reunion" and an "epic fail", and questioned how the athletes could possibly have been left out.
He went on to say he meant to apologise to Kurt Fearnley, and said he did not want to put the blame onto the American events company in charge. "It shouldn't be an excuse".
The hosts might have matched their record of 84 golds at the 2006 Melbourne Games but for a few upsets in the team events, two in dramatic fashion on the final day of competition. Swimmer Adam Peaty was beaten in the 50m breaststroke final and Alastair and Jonny Brownlee finished off the podium in the men's triathlon. The 2022 Games will be held in Birmingham after the city came in on short notice to replace Durban, South Africa, which had lost the hosting rights in 2017 after failing to deliver on key promises in its bid. Commonwealth medals are incredibly hard to get.
"The secret to my success is my fitness and I am very quick. For us, we've got really close to our best ever away performance - we didn't quite achieve it".
A historic Gold medal in team event was the highlight of India's outstanding show at Commonwealth Games says badminton chief coach Gopichand but was critical of scheduling, which he feels prevented them from winning more medals.
Like the opening ceremony, the closing ceremony too was set on the theme of "inclusion, equality and celebrating youth", once again liberally picking up symbols connecting the ancient and modern Australia as the competitors from 71 countries and officials were sent off with the Commonwealth Games Federation's message of friendship ringing in their ears.
Two of either an unsportsmanlike or technical foul lead to an automatic ejection for the game. We can't affect what other people do. "My father and mother have helped me the most so this gold medal is for them", Vikas said.
Blessing Oborududu also claimed the second gold medal after staging a terrific comeback from a 3-0 deficit to beat Canada's Danielle Lappage 4-3 in the women's freestyle 68kg.
Niger's Boxing coach to the Commonwealth Games, Anthony Konyegwachie is leaving the Gold Coast with sour memories of what he said would have been golden moments for the sport.
"One of the problems is when you have thousands of athletes where do you put them?"
Kom, 35, is a former five-time world amateur champion who won a bronze medal in the 51-kilogram division at the London Olympics in 2012, but failed to qualify for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.