Sumgong banks on team spirit to deliver marathon gold

London marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong during a training session on the Moiben road, in Uasin Gishu County on July 29, 2016, in readiness for the Olympic Games. PHOTO | JARED NYATAYA |

What you need to know:

  • Sumgong will team up with Paris Marathon champion Visiline Jepkesho and Tokyo Marathon champion and World silver medallist Hela Kiprop in Rio de Janeiro against Ethiopians, led by Tiki Gelana.
  • Kenya has never won a gold medal in the women’s marathon since the 42km event made its debut at the Olympic Games in 1984.

London Marathon champion Jemimah Sumgong has expressed her joy at being named in the Kenyan marathon team to the 2016 Olympic Games.

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