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Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's marathon

The women's marathon event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place on 14 August on the Sambadrome.[1]

Women's marathon
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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View of a congested group of competitors during the Women's marathon race
VenueSambadrome
Date14 August 2016
Competitors157 from 80 nations
Winning time2:24:04
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jemima Sumgong  Kenya
2nd, silver medalist(s) Eunice Kirwa  Bahrain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mare Dibaba  Ethiopia
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SummaryEdit

At 9:30 in the morning, the race started with temperatures around 19 °C (66 °F). The pack stayed bunched, with Mare Dibaba, Visiline Jepkesho, Rose Chelimo, Volha Mazuronak and Tirfi Tsegaye each taking their turns in the spotlight. The racing got serious, the pack was down to seven at 30 kilometres with American Desiree Linden the closest pursuer but unable to get back with the group. Shalane Flanagan was consistently toward the back of the group, then she began to fall off.[2] As Flanagan and Mazuronak struggled with the group, the remaining five African runners surged, the gap grew. Chelimo was the next to drop off the group.

Eunice Kirwa never held the lead and Jemima Sumgong only asserted herself in the last 5 kilometers. When she did the pack strung out to a straight line, former race walker Mazuronak and Tsegaye falling off the back. At a water station, Dibaba was the last to fall off, and then there were two. World Championship bronze medalist and Nagoya Champion Kirwa shadowing London Champion Sumgong until the final kilometer.[3] Then Sumgong expanded the gap in the long final straight into the finish. By the finish of the race, the temperature had risen to 26 °C (79 °F).[4][5]

Three sets of twins finished the marathon; two of the Luik triplets from Estonia, the Hahner twins from Germany and the Kim sisters from North Korea.[6]

The medals were presented by Nawal El Moutawakel, IOC member, Morocco and Hiroshi Yokokawa, Council Member of the IAAF.

RecordsEdit

Prior to this event, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record   Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:15:25 London, United Kingdom 13 April 2003
Olympic record   Tiki Gelana (ETH) 2:23:07 London, United Kingdom 5 August 2012
2016 World leading   Tirfi Tsegaye  (ETH) 2:19:41 Dubai, UAE 22 January 2016

ScheduleEdit

All times are Brasília Time (UTC−3).

Date Time Round
Sunday, 14 August 2016 9:30 Finals

ResultsEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Jemima Sumgong   Kenya 2:24:04
  Eunice Kirwa   Bahrain 2:24:13
  Mare Dibaba   Ethiopia 2:24:30
4 Tirfi Tsegaye   Ethiopia 2:24:47
5 Volha Mazuronak   Belarus 2:24:48
6 Shalane Flanagan   United States 2:25:26 SB
7 Desiree Linden   United States 2:26:08 SB
8 Rose Chelimo   Bahrain 2:27:36
9 Amy Cragg   United States 2:28:25
10 Kim Hye-song   North Korea 2:28:36 SB
11 Kim Hye-gyong   North Korea 2:28:36
12 Jeļena Prokopčuka   Latvia 2:29:32
13 Valeria Straneo   Italy 2:29:44 SB
14 Kayoko Fukushi   Japan 2:29:53
15 Gladys Tejeda   Peru 2:29:55 SB
16 Ana Dulce Félix   Portugal 2:30:39
17 Diana Lobačevskė   Lithuania 2:30:48
18 Milly Clark   Australia 2:30:53
19 Tomomi Tanaka   Japan 2:31:12
20 Fionnuala McCormack   Ireland 2:31:22 PB
21 Iwona Lewandowska   Poland 2:31:41
22 Jessica Trengove   Australia 2:31:44
23 Monika Stefanowicz   Poland 2:32:49
24 Lanni Marchant   Canada 2:33:08
25 Catherine Bertone   Italy 2:33:29
26 Eva Vrabcová-Nývltová   Czech Republic 2:33:51
27 Lilia Fisikowici   Moldova 2:34:05 PB
28 Alyson Dixon   Great Britain 2:34:11
29 Maja Neuenschwander   Switzerland 2:34:27
30 Sonia Samuels   Great Britain 2:34:36
31 Lisa Jane Weightman   Australia 2:34:41
32 Madaí Pérez   Mexico 2:34:42
33 Olha Kotovska   Ukraine 2:34:57 SB
34 Azucena Díaz   Spain 2:35:02
35 Krista DuChene   Canada 2:35:29
36 Jovana de la Cruz   Peru 2:35:49
37 Rasa Drazdauskaitė   Lithuania 2:35:50
38 Vaida Žūsinaitė   Lithuania 2:35:53
39 Yiu Kit Ching   Hong Kong 2:36:11 NR
40 Jessica Draskau-Petersson   Denmark 2:36:14
41 Beata Naigambo   Namibia 2:36:32
42 Ahn Seul-ki   South Korea 2:36:50
43 Angie Orjuela   Colombia 2:37:05
44 Anja Scherl   Germany 2:37:23
45 Maryna Damantsevich   Belarus 2:37:34
46 Mai Ito   Japan 2:37:37
47 Veerle Dejaeghere   Belgium 2:37:39
48 Margarita Hernández   Mexico 2:38:15
49 Kim Kum-ok   North Korea 2:38:24
50 Kenza Dahmani   Algeria 2:38:37
51 Anne-Mari Hyryläinen   Finland 2:39:02
52 Zsófia Erdélyi   Hungary 2:39:04
53 Yue Chao   China 2:39:09
54 Sitora Hamidova   Uzbekistan 2:39:45 PB
55 Anne Holm Baumeister   Denmark 2:39:49
56 Helalia Johannes   Namibia 2:39:55
57 Lizzie Lee   Ireland 2:39:57
58 Esma Aydemir   Turkey 2:39:59
59 Iuliia Andreeva   Kyrgyzstan 2:40:34
60 Andrea Deelstra   Netherlands 2:40:49
61 Ilona Marhele   Latvia 2:41:02
62 Viktoriia Poliudina   Kyrgyzstan 2:41:37
63 Dina Lebo Phalula   South Africa 2:41:46
64 Andrea Mayr   Austria 2:41:52
65 Krisztina Papp   Hungary 2:42:03
66 Svitlana Stanko-Klymenko   Ukraine 2:42:26
67 Mayada Al-Sayad   Palestine 2:42:28
68 Nyakisi Adero   Uganda 2:42:39 SB
69 Adriana Aparecida da Silva   Brazil 2:43:22
70 Lim Kyung-hee   South Korea 2:43:31
71 Beverly Ramos   Puerto Rico 2:43:52
72 Munkhzaya Bayartsogt   Mongolia 2:43:55
73 Erika Abril   Colombia 2:44:05
74 Manuela Soccol   Belgium 2:44:18
75 Alina Armas   Namibia 2:44:20
76 Breege Connolly   Ireland 2:44:41
77 Marina Hmelevskaya   Uzbekistan 2:45:06
78 Marily dos Santos   Brazil 2:45:08
79 Hua Shaoqing   China 2:45:09
80 Nebiat Habtemariam   Eritrea 2:45:21
81 Anna Hahner   Germany 2:45:32
82 Lisa Hahner   Germany 2:45:33
83 Tünde Szabó   Hungary 2:45:37
84 Els Rens   Belgium 2:45:52
85 Luvsanlkhündegiin Otgonbayar   Mongolia 2:45:55
86 Visiline Jepkesho   Kenya 2:46:05
87 Nataliya Lehonkova   Ukraine 2:46:08
88 Ourania Rebouli   Greece 2:46:32
89 O. P. Jaisha   India 2:47:19
90 Maor Tiyouri   Israel 2:47:27
91 Jane Vongvorachoti   Thailand 2:47:27
92 Rutendo Nyahora   Zimbabwe 2:47:32
93 Yolimar Pineda   Venezuela 2:47:34
94 Mariya Korobitskaya   Kyrgyzstan 2:47:53
95 Silvia Paredes   Ecuador 2:48:01
96 Christine Kalmer   South Africa 2:48:24
97 Lily Luik   Estonia 2:48:29
98 Tereza Master   Malawi 2:48:34 NR
99 María Elena Calle   Ecuador 2:48:39
100 Rosa Chacha   Ecuador 2:48:52
101 Paula Todoran   Romania 2:48:54
102 Dailín Belmonte   Cuba 2:48:58
103 Sofia Riga   Greece 2:49:07
104 Matea Matošević   Croatia 2:50:00
105 Érika Olivera   Chile 2:50:29
106 Ariana Hilborn   Latvia 2:50:51
107 Katarína Berešová   Slovakia 2:50:54
108 Militsa Mircheva   Bulgaria 2:51:06
109 Chirine Njeim   Lebanon 2:51:08
110 Rosa Godoy   Argentina 2:52:31
111 Sultan Haydar   Turkey 2:53:57
112 Meryem Erdoğan   Turkey 2:54:04
113 Hsieh Chien-ho   Chinese Taipei 2:54:18
114 Leila Luik   Estonia 2:54:38
115 Carmen Martínez   Paraguay 2:56:43
116 Lucia Kimani   Bosnia and Herzegovina 2:58:22
117 Rosemary Quispe   Bolivia 2:58:32
118 Panayiota Vlahaki   Greece 2:59:12
119 Marija Vrajić   Croatia 2:59:24
120 Kavita Tungar   India 2:59:29
121 Sara Ramadhani   Tanzania 3:00:03
122 Irina Smolnikova   Kazakhstan 3:00:31
123 Natalia Romero   Chile 3:01:29
124 Mary Joy Tabal   Philippines 3:02:27
125 Viviana Chavez   Argentina 3:03:23
126 Claudette Mukasakindi   Rwanda 3:05:57
127 Chen Yu-hsuan   Chinese Taipei 3:09:13
128 Graciete Santana   Brazil 3:09:15
129 Niluka Geethani Rajasekara   Sri Lanka 3:11:05
130 Natthaya Thanaronnawat   Thailand 3:11:31
131 Neo Jie Shi   Singapore 3:15:18
132 Sarah Attar   Saudi Arabia 3:16:11
133 Nary Ly   Cambodia 3:20:20
Katarzyna Kowalska   Poland DNF
Helah Kiprop   Kenya DNF
Lornah Chemtai Korlima   Israel DNF
Anna Incerti   Italy DNF
Christelle Daunay   France DNF
Alessandra Aguilar   Spain DNF
Souad Aït Salem   Algeria DNF
Inés Melchor   Peru DNF
Kellys Arias   Colombia DNF
Olivera Jevtić   Serbia DNF
Estela Navascués   Spain DNF
Liina Luik   Estonia DNF
María Peralta   Argentina DNF
Tigist Tufa   Ethiopia DNF
Jéssica Augusto   Portugal DNF
Nastassia Ivanova   Belarus DNF
Shitaye Eshete   Bahrain DNF
Gulzhanat Zhanatbek   Kazakhstan DNF
Daniela Cârlan   Romania DNF
Slađana Perunović   Montenegro DNF
Sara Moreira   Portugal DNF
Koutar Boulaid   Morocco DNF
Daneja Grandovec   Slovenia DNF
Irvette van Zyl   South Africa DNS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Women's marathon". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 14 August 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "2016 Summer Olympics live coverage: Usain Bolt wins third consecutive gold in 100; Gabby Douglas responds to her critics". Retrieved 15 August 2016 – via LA Times.
  3. ^ "Women's Marathon: Jemima Sumgong Becomes First Kenyan Woman to Win Olympic Marathon". runnersworld.com. 14 August 2016. Retrieved 15 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 September 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Rio 2016 Olympics: Jemima Sumgong wins Kenya's first ever women's marathon gold, but Estonian triplets also make history". Daily Telegraph. 15 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: German twins' hand-hold divides nation". BBC News. Retrieved 17 August 2016.