Breaking the Tape Rio111
After just over twenty-six miles of effort it was Jemima Sumgong (Kenya) who broke the tape for victory in the Women's Olympic Marathon. She had pulled away from Eunice Kerwa (Bahrain) with just over a kilometer left to race. She feared teh Bahraini's sprint, having fallen to it in the past. Off in the distance you can just see Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia) who came in third. It was Shalane Flanagan who was the highest place American in the race finishing sixth.