Olympic Marathon 2016: Kipchoge completes gold double for Kenya

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Traditionally on the last day of the Olympic Games the men’s Marathon completes the athletics competitions. After the first Marathon gold for Kenya at the women’s race Eliud Kipchoge completed the gold mission for Kenya’s long distance runners.

Shake of some competitors

For the first 15km most runners aiming for a top 10 result stayed together. Then the favorite Kipchoge increased the pace by a notch that transformed the lead pack into a string of runners following the leading Kipchoge. By the half way mark 46 runners were still in the group. 10km later the lead pack shrunk to just 8 runners leaving defending gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich and the young world champion from Eritrea Ghebreslassie behind. The faster pace on the next 2km split the group in half with Kipchoge, the two Ethiopian’s Lilesa and Berhanu as well as the surprising American Galen Rupp still in front.

Strong from start to finish

Kipchoge kept a fast pace and after 33km the medalists were set after Berhanu fell back. Kipchoge increased the pace even more coming to the finish line in the Sambadromo winning the race with a margin of more than a minute. The Kenyan showed a dominating race from start to finish letting everybody know that his transition from a track to a Marathon runner succeeded. Feyisa Lilesa came in second crossing his hands over the head as a political gesture in solidarity for the Oromo protests in Ethiopia. The bronze was won by the American Galen Rupp who won silver four years ago in the 10’000m race.

The first finisher from Europe was reigning European champion Tadesse Abraham from Switzerland. He is a Eritrea born refugee who started a second athletics career after seeking asylum several years ago in Switzerland. His seventh place is one of his biggest achievements so far.

Complete results

Find below the complete results of the Olympic Marathon 2016 (source Wikipedia):

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya 2:08:44
2nd, silver medalist(s) Feyisa Lilesa  Ethiopia 2:09:54
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Galen Rupp  United States 2:10:05 PB
4 Ghirmay Ghebreslassie  Eritrea 2:11:04
5 Alphonce Felix Simbu  Tanzania 2:11:15
6 Jared Ward  United States 2:11:30 PB
7 Tadesse Abraham  Switzerland 2:11:42
8 Munyo Solomon Mutai  Uganda 2:11:49 SB
9 Callum Hawkins  Great Britain 2:11:52
10 Eric Gillis  Canada 2:12:29
11 Abdi Nageeye  Netherlands 2:13:01
12 Mumin Gala  Djibouti 2:13:04 PB
13 Lemi Berhanu  Ethiopia 2:13:29
14 Stephen Kiprotich  Uganda 2:13:32
15 Paulo Roberto Paula  Brazil 2:13:56 SB
16 Satoru Sasaki  Japan 2:13:57
17 Kaan Kigen Özbilen  Turkey 2:14:11
18 Bayron Piedra  Ecuador 2:14:12 PB
19 Sondre Nordstad Moen  Norway 2:14:17
20 Oleksandr Sitkovskyy  Ukraine 2:14:24
21 Amanuel Mesel  Eritrea 2:14:37
22 Koen Naert  Belgium 2:14:53
23 Reid Coolsaet  Canada 2:14:58
24 Lusapho April  South Africa 2:15:24
25 Thanackal Gopi  India 2:15:25 PB
26 Kheta Ram  India 2:15:26 PB
27 Pak Chol  North Korea 2:15:27
28 Evans Kiplagat Barkowet  Azerbaijan 2:15:31
29 Dong Guojian  China 2:15:32
30 Ihor Olefirenko  Ukraine 2:15:36
31 Liam Adams  Australia 2:16:12
32 Paul Pollock  Ireland 2:16:24
33 Mebrahtom Keflezighi  United States 2:16:46
34 Anuradha Indrajith Cooray  Sri Lanka 2:17:06
35 Abdi Hakin Ulad  Denmark 2:17:06
36 Suehiro Ishikawa  Japan 2:17:08
37 Marius Ionescu  Romania 2:17:27
38 Ruggero Pertile  Italy 2:17:30
39 Artur Kozłowski  Poland 2:17:34
40 Nicolas Cuestas  Uruguay 2:17:44
41 Pardon Ndhlovu  Zimbabwe 2:17:48
42 Víctor Aravena  Chile 2:17:49
43 Saidi Juma Makula  Tanzania 2:17:49
44 Florent Caelen  Belgium 2:17:59
45 Raul Machacuay  Peru 2:18:00
46 Richer Pérez  Cuba 2:18:05
47 Michael Shelley  Australia 2:18:06
48 Ihor Russ  Ukraine 2:18:19
49 Carles Castillejo  Spain 2:18:34
50 Ernesto Andres Zamora  Uruguay 2:18:36 PB
51 Ercan Muslu  Turkey 2:18:40
52 Cristhian Pacheco  Peru 2:18:41
53 Mariano Mastromarino  Argentina 2:18:44
54 Daniel Vargas  Mexico 2:18:51
55 Philipp Pflieger  Germany 2:18:56
56 Willem Van Schuerbeeck  Belgium 2:18:56 SB
57 Stefano La Rosa  Italy 2:18:57
58 Cuthbert Nyasango  Zimbabwe 2:18:58
59 Marilson Dos Santos  Brazil 2:19:09
60 Tewelde Estifanos  Eritrea 2:19:12
61 Roman Fosti  Estonia 2:19:26
62 Atef Saad  Tunisia 2:19:50
63 Tiidrek Nurme  Estonia 2:20:01
64 Kevin Seaward  Ireland 2:20:06
65 Jesús España  Spain 2:20:08
66 Raúl Pacheco  Peru 2:20:13
67 Juan Carlos Trujillo  Guatemala 2:20:24
68 Abdelmajid El Hissouf  Morocco 2:20:29
69 Stsiapan Rahautsou  Belarus 2:20:34
70 Mynhardt Mbeumuna Kawanivi  Namibia 2:20:45 SB
71 Julian Flügel  Germany 2:20:47
72 Daviti Kharazishvili  Georgia 2:20:47
73 Rachid Kisri  Morocco 2:21:00
74 Marhu Teferi  Israel 2:21:06
75 Remigijus Kančys  Lithuania 2:21:10
76 Christian Kreienbuhl  Switzerland 2:21:13
77 Mohamed Hrezi  Libya 2:21:17
78 Solonei da Silva  Brazil 2:22:05
79 Andres Ruiz  Colombia 2:22:09
80 Jackson Kiprop  Uganda 2:22:09
81 Scott Westcott  Australia 2:22:19
82 Guor Marial  South Sudan 2:22:45 SB
83 Uladzislau Pramau  Belarus 2:22:48
84 Nitendra Singh Rawat  India 2:22:52
85 Miguel Ángel Almachi  Ecuador 2:23:00
86 Ilya Tiapkin  Kyrgyzstan 2:23:19
87 Gabor Jozsa  Hungary 2:23:22
88 Gerald Giraldo  Colombia 2:23:48
89 Luis Ariel Molina  Argentina 2:23:55
90 Yonas Kinde  Refugee Olympic Team 2:24:08
91 Duo Bujie  China 2:24:22
92 Bat-Ochiryn Ser-Od  Mongolia 2:24:26
93 Jordan Chipangama  Zambia 2:24:58
94 Hisanori Kitajima  Japan 2:25:11
95 Lebenya Nikoka  Lesotho 2:25:13
96 Zhu Renxue  China 2:25:31
97 Sibusiso Nzima  South Africa 2:25:33
98 Daniel Estrada  Chile 2:25:33
99 Ambroise Uwiragiye  Rwanda 2:25:57
100 Ho Chin-Ping  Chinese Taipei 2:26:00
101 Mihail Krassilov  Kazakhstan 2:26:11
102 David Carver  Mauritius 2:26:16
103 Mick Clohisey  Ireland 2:26:34
104 Hakim Sadi  Algeria 2:26:47
105 Roman Prodius  Moldova 2:27:01
106 Luis Alberto Orta  Venezuela 2:27:05
107 Gantulga Dambadarjaa  Mongolia 2:27:42
108 Enzo Yanez  Chile 2:27:47
109 Gaspar Csere  Hungary 2:28:03
110 Martin Esteban Cuestas  Uruguay 2:28:10
111 Valdas Dopolskas  Lithuania 2:28:21
112 Fabiano Joseph Naasi  Tanzania 2:28:31
113 Kamongwa Salukombo Makorobondo  DR Congo 2:28:54
114 Derek Hawkins  Great Britain 2:29:24
115 Pierre-Célestin Nihorimbere  Burundi 2:29:38
116 Hristoforos Merousis  Greece 2:29:39
117 Anton Kosmac  Slovenia 2:29:48
118 José Amado García  Guatemala 2:30:11
119 Andjelko Risticevic  Serbia 2:30:17
120 Ricardo Ramos  Mexico 2:30:20
121 Tesama Moogas  Israel 2:30:30
122 Ageze Guadie  Israel 2:30:45
123 Rui Pedro Silva  Portugal 2:30:52
124 Segundo Jami  Ecuador 2:31:07
125 Diego Colorado  Colombia 2:31:20
126 Bekir Karayel  Turkey 2:31:27
127 Nicolae-Alexandru Soare  Romania 2:31:53
128 Yared Shegumo  Poland 2:31:54
129 Mohammad Jafar Moradi  Iran 2:31:58
130 Byambajav Tseveenravdan  Mongolia 2:36:14
131 Son Myeongjun  South Korea 2:36:21
132 Michael Kalomiris  Greece 2:37:03
133 Boonthung Srisung  Thailand 2:37:46
134 Ricardo Ribas  Portugal 2:38:29
135 Jorge Castelblanco  Panama 2:39:25
136 Derlis Ayala  Paraguay 2:39:40
137 Federico Bruno  Argentina 2:40:05
138 Shim Jung-sub  South Korea 2:42:42
139 Kuniaki Takizaki  Cambodia 2:45:55
140 Methkal Abu Drais  Jordan 2:46:18
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