Jemima Sumgong won the women's London Marathon today in a time of 2:22:58.
That victory came despite a painful looking fall five miles from the finish line.
At the 21 mile mark, Sumgong, who was in the leading group, had her heel clipped by Aselefech Mergia. Three runners hit the tarmac, including the Kenyan Sumgong who smacked her head off the road.
However, she quickly got to her feet and resumed the race, no doubt with a significant headache.
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That fall was not the only inconvenience which Sumgong had to deal with during the race. Near the final drinks station, she was approached by a spectator.
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The men's race was won by Eliud Kipchoge in a time of 2:03:04. It was the second fastest ever time for the marathon, seven seconds off the record of Dennis Kimetto set two years ago in Berlin.