Peres Jepchirchir The New Olympic Marathon Champion

Peres Jepchirchir The New Olympic Marathon Champion

The conducive conditions of a marathon must be around 15C but yesterday in Japan was very hot and the athletes battled with that condition. The field was also one of the strongest assembled for an Olympic marathon.

Peres was in the marathon as the third fastest athlete in the field and she was among the race favourites. Peres Jepchirchir finished in 2:27:20 which is a new season-best time. She said “It was so hot, it was not easy and I’m just thankful I managed with this kind of weather”

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Brigid Kosgei the world record holder and her compatriot teammate Peres Jepchirchir battled for the ultimate crown at the end with a sprint finish. Brigid Kosgei finished in 2:27:36 which is a new season-best time. “It was very hot but we tried our best” Kosgei said.

America’s Molly Seidel also pulled off the biggest surprise in the Olympic marathon history. Molly has only competed twice in the marathon and this was her third time. Molly managed to take bronze for the United States of America. Molly Seidel finished in 2:27:26 also a new season-best time. Molly disclosed “I tried not to have too many expectations”. “It is just to go out, stick your nose where it doesn’t belong and try to make some people angry. My goal today was just to go in and for people to think, ‘who the hell is this girl?’’’

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The race time was changed due to the hot weather conditions. In order to favour the athletes, the organisers decided to move the time forward by an hour which was a good decision. The temperature starts at 25.7˚C with 78% humidity but rose to 31˚C at the finish. Peres Jepchirchir is the new Olympic marathon champion.

88 athletes started in all but 15 of them couldn’t make it to the finish line.

Position Name Time
1 PERES JEPCHIRCHIR 2:27:20 SB
2 BRIGID KOSGEI 2:27:26 SB
3 MOLLY SEIDEL 2:27:46 SB
4 ROZA DEREJE 2:28:38 SB
  VOLHA MAZURONAK 2:29:06 SB
  MELAT YISAK KEJETA 2:29:16 SB
  EUNICE CHEBICHII CHUMBA 2:29:36
8 MAO ICHIYAMA 2:30:13
9 MALINDI ELMORE 2:30:59 SB
10 SINEAD DIVER 2:32:14 SB
11 HELALIA JOHANNES 2:31:22 SB
12 FABIENNE SCHLUMPF 2:31:36
13 NATASHA WODAK 2:31:41 SB
14 KAROLINA NADOLSKA 2:32:04 SB
15 GERDA STEYN 2:32:10
16 IMMACULATE CHEMUTAI 2:32:23
17 SALLY KIPYEGO 2:32:53 SB
18 DEBORAH SCHONEBORN 2:33:08 SB
19 AYUKO SUZUKI 2:33:14 SB
20 NEHENG KHATALA 2:33:15
21 MATEA PARLOV KOSTRO 2:33:18 SB
22 CAROLINA WIKSTROM 2:33:19 SB
23 ELLIE PASHLEY 2:33:39 SB
24 FAILUNA MATANGA 2:33:58 SB
25 FIONNUALA MCCORNMACK 2:34:09 SB
26 LISA WEIGHTMAN 2:34:19 SB
27 GLADYS TEJEDA 2:34:21 SB
28 MIEKE GORISSEN 2:34:24
29 ELENA LOYO 2:34:38 SB
30 SALOME ROCHA 2:34:52 SB
31 KATHARINA STEINRUCK 2:35:00
32 GIOVANNA EPIS 2:35:09 SB
33 HONAMI MAEDA 2:35:28
34 KYUNGSUN CHOI 2:35:33 SB
35 ALEKSANDRA LISOWSKA 2:35:33
36 DARYA MASLOVA 2:35:35 SB
37 MARTA GALIMANY 2:35:39 SB
38 SUSAN JEPTOOO 2:36:29 SB
39 STAPHANIE DAVIS 2:36:33
40 JOVANA DE LA CRUZ CAPANI 2:36:38
41 ROSA CHACHA 2:36:44
42 YEHENIYA PROKOFYEVA 2:36:47 SB
43 NAZRET WELDU 2:37:01
44 ANDREA DEELTSTRA 2:37:05
45 MUNKHZAYA BAYARTSOGT 2:37:08 SB
46 ZHANNA MAMAZHANOVA 2:37:42 SB
47 DESHUN ZHANG 2:37:45
48 MAOR TIYOURI 2:37:52
49 HANNE VERBRUGGEN 2:38:03 SB
50 NINA SAVINA 2:38:41 SB
51 MARTINA STAHL 2:39:25 SB
52 MARCELA JOGLOVA 2:39:29
53 BOJANA BJELJAC 2:39:32 SB
54 LILIA FISIKOVICI 2:39:59 SB
55 ANGIE ORJUELA 2:40:04 SB
56 RKIA EL MOUKIM 2:40:10 SB
57 SEULKI AN 2:41:11 SB
58 TEREZA HROCHOVA 2:42:25
59 ANGELIKA MACH 2:42:36
60 ANDREA PAOLA GOMEZ 2:43:30 SB
61 MARCELA CHISTINA GOMEZ 2:44:09 SB
62 ZHIXUAN LI 2:45:23
63 JILL HOLTERMAN 2:45:27
64 URSULA PATRICIA SANCHEZ 2:45:45 SB
65 DANIELA TORRES 2:47:15
66 LONA CHEMUTAI SALPETER 2:48:31
67 LI BAI 2:49:21
68 STEPAHNIE TWELL 2:53:26 SB
69 JULIET CHEKWEL 2:53:40 SB
70 SARA CATARINA RIBEIRO 2:55:01 SB
71 JESS PIASECKI 2:55:39 SB
72 SHARON FIRISUA 3:02:10 NR1
73 DAYNA PIDHORESKY 3:03:1O SB
  ANDREA SORAYA RAMIREZ LIMON DNF
  RUTH CHEPNGETICH DNF
  LAURA MENDEZ DNF
  BIRHANE DIBABA DNF
  TEJITU DABA DNF
  KOKOB TESFAGABER SOLOMON DNF
  VIKTORIA KALIUZHNA DNF
  IRVETTE VAN ZYL DNF
  SARA MOREIRA DNF
  ALIPHINE CHEPKERKER TULIAMUK DNF
  AOIFE COOKE DNF
  DARYA MYKHALOVA DNF
  ZEINEBA YIMER DNF
  MERYEM ERDOGAN DNF

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  1. Ibrahim, I’m proud of you. I pray you reach where ever you want to 🙏🏽🤲🏽📿 I hope to see you…

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