Tokyo 2020, Women Marathon: Kenya wins gold and silver

Watching Kenya’s Peres Jepchirchir and Brigid Kosgei at the Tokyo 2020 Women’s Marathon is a sight of victory.

Kenya’s athletes both women and men, have set benchmarks with remarkable records in the olympics. They have put a dent on the globe with an admirable level of endurance and determination in marathon races.

Jepchirchir and Kosgei standing on podium on Saturday to receive their medals with Molly Seidel of USA coming in third place is indeed an inspiring moment for Africa and women across the world.

Moments like this are raising the next-gen African athletes to believe in themselves and do greater.

“When I was there I said, ‘Wow, I’m going to make it.’ So I pushed the pace because I knew I was going to win,

“I’m so, so happy because we win as Kenya, first and second…I’m happy, for my family, happy for my country Kenya for supporting us,” Jepchirchir, the champion said.

To claim gold, she finished at 2:27:20 — 16 seconds ahead of Kosgei and 26 seconds in front of Seidel.

By Elijah Christopher

Elijah Christopher
Elijah Christopher is a journalist at A New Touch Of Africa, is also a creative writer, a poet, and an IT enthusiast. He contributed to the collaborative poem written in celebration of Edwin Morgan Centenary, the first Glasgow poet laureate and Scottish national poet from the University of Glasgow. He loves meeting people and learning about new places, cultures, events, and lifestyles.

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