Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tiki Gelana relegates Priscah Jeptoo to Silver

Kenya's Edna Kiplagat (L-R), Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana, Kenya's Mary  Keitany, Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba and Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo compete in the women's marathon final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Mall August 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

Priscah Jeptoo came second to bag Kenya's second silver in a fascinating women’s marathon held in London Streets on Sunday afternoon.  
Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana emerged victorious in an Olympic record of 2hours 23 minutes and 7 seconds, 5 seconds ahead of Jeptoo. Third place went to a resilient Russian, Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova who finished in a personal best of 2:23:29.
Double Marathon Champion Mary Jepkosgei Keitany finished fourth in a time of 2:23:59 while compatriot Edna Kiplagat came a distant 18th.

Top 5 Results
1          GELANA Tiki                              2:23:07 OR
2          JEPTOO Priscah                         2:23:12
3          PETROVA Tatyana                     2:23:29 PB
4          KEITANY Mary                            2:23:56
5          GAMERA-SHMYRKO Tetyana     2:24:32 NR

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