Rio Olympics: Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge Wins Marathon To Deliver Africa’s 10th Gold

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge aced Gold in the Rio Olympics marathon, to bring Africa’s medal tally to 10 Golds, and 44 medals overall. The 31-year-old, who is fresh from winning the London Marathon in April, dominated over the closing stages to finish in 2:08:44.

Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia came in 70 seconds later on to take the silver, with American Galen Rupp collecting bronze. Kipchoge has now won seven out of the eight marathons he has entered, and adds Sunday’s marathon Gold to the 5,000m Silver he won in the 2008 Beijing games and a bronze he collcted in Athens in 2004.

Kenya tops Africa in the medal standings, with a total of 13 medals. South Africa comes in second with 10, Ethiopia eight and Ivory Coast with two.


Written by PH

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