• Ethiopian Tiki Gelana Takes Marathon Crown 2.23.07

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London UK, - Day 3 started with women's  marathon race. The race was won by Ethiopian Tiki Gelana who crossed the finish line in 2:23.07 setting a new olympic record. Second place and olympic silver medal achieved Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo and third place surprise Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova from Russia. 
 
Still 30km to go, the leading pack consisted of three Kenyan and two Ethiopian runners. Some 100m behind where Russian Arkhipova and American Flanagan. Just 7 km to go ,the Russian had already caught the leading pack.  Now they where Jiptoo, Keitany, Arkihova and Gelana. Going in to the last 2km Keitany started fading leaving other three athletes to decided the champion where Tiki Gelana showed the most strength in the final kilometer to clam the Olympic title. 
 
Top 10 Finishers
 
1.
Tiki Gelana  ETH 2:23:07 (OR)
2.
Priscah Jeptoo  KEN 2:23:12 .
3.
Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova  RUS 2:23:29 (PB)
4.
Mary Jepkosgei Keitany  KEN 2:23:56 .
5. Tetyana Gamera-Shmyrko  UKR 2:24:32 (NR)
6.
Xiaolin Zhu  CHN 2:24:48 .
7.
Jessica Augusto  POR 2:25:11 .
8.
Valeria Straneo  ITA 2:25:27 .
9.
Albina Mayorova  RUS 2:25:38 .
10.
Shalane Flanagan  USA 2:25:51 .
 
 
 
Later tonight the action will go back to the Olympic Stadium. Today there will be four finals in track and field events.
 
Women Triple Jump Final - 
 
Men Hammer Throw Final -
 
Women 400 meters Final - 
 
Men 3000 meters Final - 
 
Men 100m Final - 
 

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