Ugandan takes the marathon, final Olympic running event

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Print this page Email A Friend!


KINGSTON, Jamaica — The marathon, the final event if the London 1012 Olympics finished this morning with a Ugandan named Kiprotich taking top spot.
This the first marathon win for the African country.
"I can say I am very happy to win a medal for my country. I love my people. Uganda are very happy because we haven't won a medal in marathon races (before)," said an elated Stephen Kiprotich who beat his namesake, Kenyan Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich into third place.
Another Kenyan, Abel Kirui, placed second.

Results
Pl    Bib        Athlete                Mark            
1    3113      KIPROTICH Stephen         2:08:01            
2    2304      KIRUI Abel                2:08:27            
3    2302      KIPROTICH Wilson Kipsang        2:09:37            
4    3225      KEFLEZIGHI Mebrahtom        2:11:06            
5    1226      DOS SANTOS Marilson        2:11:10            
6    2230      NAKAMOTO Kentaro            2:11:16            
7    3368      NYASANGO Cuthbert            2:12:08        PB    
8    1229      PAULA Paulo Roberto        2:12:17            
9    2672      SZOST Henryk            2:12:28            
10    2139      PERTILE Ruggero            2:12:45

ADVERTISEMENT




POST A COMMENT

HOUSE RULES

1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed: advertising@jamaicaobserver.com.

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email: community@jamaicaobserver.com.

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy



comments powered by Disqus
ADVERTISEMENT

Poll

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon
ADVERTISEMENT