VIDEO: Kenyan Resists Pain to Win London Marathon

VIDEO: Kenyan Resists Pain to Win London Marathon
VIDEO: Kenyan Resists Pain to Win London Marathon

A 32-year old Kenyan athlete on Sunday surprised many after she won the 2016 London Marathon women’s title despite falling down a few metres from the finish line.

Jemimah Sumgong fell after she was tripped by Ethiopian Aselefech Mergia as the two neared a water station.

Sumgong grazed her head on the track and could be seen holding her head in pain but she soldiered on and managed to reclaim the title which Kenya lost to Ethiopia’s Tigist Tufa in 2015.

The Kenyan champion won the race after clocking 2 hours 22 minutes and 58 seconds with Tufa coming second in 2:23: 03, as another Kenyan, Florence Kiplagat, took third place in 2:23:39.

Meanwhile, Kenyans continued to shine in the Marathon as 31-year-old Eliud Kipchoge retained his London title by registering the second fastest marathon time in history.

Kipchoge missed the world record by seven seconds after claiming the victory in 2 hours, 03 minutes and 05 seconds.

He broke away from New York City Marathon champion Stanley Biwott just before the 40km mark, with Biwott finishing second in 2:03.51, his personal best so far.

kenyans.co.ke

 

VIDEO: Kenyan Resists Pain to Win London Marathon

- Advertisement -

Comment on the article

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

%d bloggers like this: