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Tokyo Olympics: Kenyan Athlete, Peres Jepchirchir wins women’s marathon

Tokyo Olympics: Kenyan Athlete, Peres Jepchirchir wins women's marathon

Oyogist has learned that Kenyan Athlete, Peres Jepchirchir emerged victorious in the women’s marathon at Tokyo 2020.

Jepchirchir beat world record holder Brigid Kosgei in the closing stages to win in two hours 27 minutes 20 seconds.

Also, American athlete, Molly Seidel secured bronze after Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter stopped inside the final five kilometres.

The race Initially was moved from 07:00 to 06:00 local time due to the forecast temperatures.

Stephanie Davis,, finished 39th in 2:36:33.Compatriots Steph Twell – making her third Olympic appearance at a third different distance after entering the 1500m in 2008 and 5,000m in 2016 – placed 68th in 2:53:26, while Jessica Piasecki was 71st in 2:55:39

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