Athletics: Kenya's Jepchirchir wins women's marathon gold at Tokyo Olympics

7/8/2021 4:52:00 AM

Athletics: Kenya's Jepchirchir wins women's marathon gold at Tokyo Olympics

Athletics: Kenya's Jepchirchir wins women's marathon gold at Tokyo Olympics

SAPPORO: Kenya\u0027s Peres Jepchirchir won the Olympic women\u0027s marathon in Sapporo on Saturday, claiming the country\u0027s second consecutive gold medal in the event. Fellow Kenyan Brigid Kosgei took silver and Molly Seidel of the United States took bronze. Kenyans Kosgei, the world record holder, and wo

Fellow Kenyan Brigid Kosgei took silver and Molly Seidel of the United States took bronze.Kenyans Kosgei, the world record holder, and world champion Ruth Chepngetich had been favourites to win on Saturday.But it was two-time world half marathon champion Jepchirchir who came out on top after breaking out of a virtual tie with Kosgei at the 40km mark.

Jepchirchir finished with a time of 2:27:20, 16 seconds ahead of Kosgei.Seidel, competing in just her third marathon after moving up from shorter distances, finished 26 seconds behind.Battling hot and humid conditions, Chepngetich dropped out around the 30km mark, while Israel's Lonah Chemtai Salpeter dropped out at the 38km stage after looking like a strong contender for bronze.

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Fellow Kenyan Brigid Kosgei took silver and Molly Seidel of the United States took bronze. Kenyans Kosgei, the world record holder, and world champion Ruth Chepngetich had been favourites to win on Saturday. Kenyans Kosgei, the world record holder, and world champion Ruth Chepngetich had been favourites to win on Saturday. But it was two-time world half marathon champion Jepchirchir who came out on top after breaking out of a virtual tie with Kosgei at the 40km mark. Ryan Crouser of the United States celebrates after winning gold and a new Olympic Record REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Shot Put - Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 5, 2021. Jepchirchir finished with a time of 2:27:20, 16 seconds ahead of Kosgei. Jepchirchir finished with a time of 2:27:20, 16 seconds ahead of Kosgei. Seidel, competing in just her third marathon after moving up from shorter distances, finished 26 seconds behind. Tomala's triumph marked the second surprise race walk gold of the Tokyo Olympics, after Italy's Massimo Stano won the 20km https://www.

Battling hot and humid conditions, Chepngetich dropped out around the 30km mark, while Israel's Lonah Chemtai Salpeter dropped out at the 38km stage after looking like a strong contender for bronze. Battling hot and humid conditions, Chepngetich dropped out around the 30km mark, while Israel's Lonah Chemtai Salpeter dropped out at the 38km stage after looking like a strong contender for bronze. Source: Reuters/zl .