Olympics-Athletics-Kenya's Jepchirchir wins women's marathon gold

7/8/2021 3:10:00 AM

Olympics-Athletics-Kenya's Jepchirchir wins women's marathon gold

Olympics-Athletics-Kenya's Jepchirchir wins women's marathon gold

SAPPORO, Japan :Kenya's Peres Jepchirchir won the Olympic women's marathon in Sapporo on Saturday, claiming the country's 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 wor

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. Ryan Crouser of the United States in action REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Shot Put - Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 5, 2021. 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. "This year changed everything for me because I started for the first time 50K. Jepchirchir finished with a time of 2:27:20, 16 seconds ahead of Kosgei. Ryan Crouser of the United States in action REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Tokyo 2020 Olympics - Athletics - Men's Shot Put - Final - Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan - August 5, 2021. Seidel, competing in just her third marathon after moving up from shorter distances, finished 26 seconds behind. Kenny, who was already Britain's most successful female Olympian, had been level on four golds with Dutch rider Leontien van Moorsel who claimed three on the road and one on the track.

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.reuters. (Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Lincoln Feast.) Source: Reuters .