2012 London Olympics, Women's Marathon: Ethiopa's Tiki Gelana Takes Gold

Ethiopa claimed its second gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday after Tiki Gelana finished first in the women's marathon. For the 24-year-old Gelana, the gold medal is the first of her career, and easily her biggest career accomplishment to date.

Gelana finished the marathon— which took runners past historic city sites like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace— in 2:23:07, five seconds ahead of Kenyan Priscah Jeptoo. Bronze went to Tatyana Petrova of Russia, who finished the race in 2:23:29.

Shalene Flanagan, who was born in Boulder, Colo. and trains in Portland, Ore., finished in 10th place, having completed the marathon in 2:25:51. Countrywoman (and club teammate) Kara Goucher finished just behind her in 11th at 2:26:07.

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