• Rose Chelimo Wins First Ever World Championships Marathon Gold for Bahrein

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Rose Chelimo made history on Sunday by winning the first ever women's World championships marathon gold for Bahrain in London.

The 28-year-old Rose Chelimo, a Kenyan borne Bahraini runner, who finished in 8th place at Rio Olympics, won the first women's World marathon gold for her  country in 2hr 27min 11sec. It was only the third marathon of Chelimo's career after she won Seul marathon and placed 8th in Rio Olympics last year.

Kenya's 37-year-old Edna Kiplagat who won World titles in 2011 and 2013 in a sprint finish managed to hold off USA's athlete Amy Cragg to take silver. Both women were credited a time of 2:27.18. 

The third place finisher, Amy Cragg, won the first World championships marathon medal for the United States since 1983 Helsinki championships.

Top Results 

1. Rose CHELIMO BRN 2:27:11 SB

2. Edna Ngeringwony KIPLAGAT KEN 2:27:18 SB

3. Amy CRAGG USA2:27:18 SB

4. Flomena Cheyech DANIEL KEN 2:27:21

5. Shure DEMISE ETH 2:27:58

6. Eunice Jepkirui KIRWA BRN 2:28:17

7. Helah Jelagat KIPROP KEN 2:28:19

8. Mare DIBABA ETH 2:28:49 SB

9. Jessica TRENGOVE AUS 2:28:59

10. Berhane DIBABA ETH 2:29:01

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