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Kiprotich’s training partner Kipchoge wins, Mutai 8th

(FromL) Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa, Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge and USA's Galen Rupp run during the Men's Marathon athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS
(From L) Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa, Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge and USA’s Galen Rupp run during the Men’s Marathon athletics event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on August 21, 2016. AFP PHOTO

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | 

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the Rio Games men’s marathon gold medal on Sunday. Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa won silver with American Galen Rupp earning bronze.

Kipchoge, 31, timed 2hr 8min 44sec on a wet but picturesque course that snaked below Rio’s mountain-top Christ the Redeemer statue, winning by more than a minute.

“This is the best medal that I’ve had in my life. It wasn’t really easy but I felt comfortable,” said Kipchoge, who is tipped for an assault on Dennis Kimetto’s world record.

Kipchoge added the marathon gold to the 5,000m silver he won in Beijing in 2008 and bronze he captured in Athens in 2004.

Uganda’s Solomon Mutai finished 8th, defending champion Stephen Kiprotich 14th and Jackson Kiprop 8oth.

The result means Uganda will not return from the Olympics with a medal. This is the 10th time it is happening in our 15 appearances at the games. Earlier, Joshua Cheptegei finished 8th in the 10,000m final.

Marathon leading results

POS BIB ATHLETE MARK DETAIL
1 2680 Eliud KIPCHOGEKEN 2:08:44
2 2398 Feyisa LILESAETH 2:09:54
3 3097 Galen RUPPUSA 2:10:05 PB
4 2339 Ghirmay GHEBRESLASSIEERI 2:11:04
5 2964 Alphonce Felix SIMBUTAN 2:11:15
6 3103 Jared WARDUSA 2:11:30 PB
7 2947 Tadesse ABRAHAMSUI 2:11:42
8 3023 Munyo Solomon MUTAIUGA 2:11:49 SB
9 2459 Callum HAWKINSGBR 2:11:52
10 2198 Eric GILLISCAN 2:12:29
11 2786 Abdi NAGEEYENED 2:13:01
12 2314 Mumin GALADJI 2:13:04 PB
13 2390 Lemi BERHANUETH 2:13:29
14 3019 Stephen KIPROTICHUGA 2:13:32

 


Uganda’s record at the Olympics

Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
Australia 1956 Melbourne 0 0 0 0
Italy 1960 Rome 0 0 0 0
Japan 1964 Tokyo 0 0 0 0
Mexico 1968 Mexico City 0 1 1 2
West Germany 1972 Munich 1 1 0 2
Canada 1976 Montreal did not participate
Soviet Union 1980 Moscow 0 1 0 1
United States 1984 Los Angeles 0 0 0 0
South Korea 1988 Seoul 0 0 0 0
Spain 1992 Barcelona 0 0 0 0
United States 1996 Atlanta 0 0 1 1
Australia 2000 Sydney 0 0 0 0
Greece 2004 Athens 0 0 0 0
China 2008 Beijing 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 2012 London 1 0 0 1
Brazil 2016 Rio de Janeiro 0 0 0 0
Japan 2020 Tokyo future event
Total 2 3 2 7

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Total
Athletics 2 0 1 3
Boxing 0 3 1 4
Total 2 3 2 7

Medal Name Games Sport Event
 Silver Eridadi Mukwanga Mexico 1968 Mexico City Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men’s bantamweight
 Bronze Leo Rwabwogo Mexico 1968 Mexico City Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men’s flyweight
 Gold John Akii-Bua West Germany 1972 Munich Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men’s 400 metre hurdles
 Silver Leo Rwabwogo West Germany 1972 Munich Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men’s flyweight
 Silver John Mugabi Soviet Union 1980 Moscow Boxing pictogram.svg Boxing Men’s welterweight
 Bronze Davis Kamoga United States 1996 Atlanta Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men’s 400 metres
 Gold Stephen Kiprotich United Kingdom 2012 London Athletics pictogram.svg Athletics Men’s marathon

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