2016 Rio Olympics

Women's Marathon

With Former Training Partner Banned from the Sport and Agent Federico Rosa Facing Doping Charges in Kenya, Jemima Sumgong (and Federico Rosa) Responds to Doping Questions

Shalane Flanagan Leads US Team to Historic Day at Olympic Marathon and Says (Likely) Goodbye To The Olympics

Shalane Flanagan led the US team to its best group result at the Olympic marathon with three runners in the top 10 (Flanagan was 6th, Desi Linden was 7th, and Flanagan's training partner Amy Cragg was 9th.)

Kenya Is Golden At Last: Jemima Sumgong Wins Kenya's 1st Olympic Gold In Women's Marathon as All Three Americans Finish In The Top 10

Find out what happened in the women's marathon here.

2016 Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Team Announced - Ethiopians Leave Off World's Fastest Woman And Arguably The World's Greatest Distance Runner Ever

Galen Rupp and Meb Kefelzighi, you just caught a major break as Ethiopia definitely didn't select its three best marathoners for its Olympic team. Kenenisa Bekele is staying home as is women's world leader Tirfi Tsegaye. *MB: Ethiopian marathon team announced: Picks are as debatable as Kenya's.

Athletics Kenya Does It Again And Butchers Third Selection To Both Men's And Women's Teams - Kenyan Olympic Marathon Team Announced

Good news, Galen Rupp and US women's marathon fans - it just got a lot easier to medal in Rio as Athletics Kenya picked a 2:24 woman and a man who is about to celebrate the 2-year anniversary of his last sub-2:10 clocking (May 25th) to the Olympic team. Stars like Edna Kiplagat and Mary Keitany will be sitting at home. Updated with new stats for Dickson Chumba and Bernard Kipyego and the fact that Wilson Kipsang didn't want to go to Rio.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 12, 2016 to August 21, 2016

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