Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong overcame a heavy fall to win her first Virgin London Marathon ahead of defending women’s champion Tigist Tufa.
Sumgong took a tumble at around 23 miles, tangling feet with Aselefech Mergia as the lead group approached a water stop in an incident that also saw one of the favorites Mary Keitany also go down.
But in true Kenyan Spirit, Jemima got up, continued running and emerged the winner. See the pics below:
Her Kenyan counterpart Eliud Kipchoge ran the second fastest marathon time in history as he retained his London title in the most brilliant and emphatic style. The 31-year-old Kenyan powered away from his compatriot Stanley Biwott after 24 miles before finishing in 2:03:05 – only eight seconds outside the world record.