Discussion

Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana wins marathon

Updated: August 5, 2012, 12:54 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LONDON -- Tiki Gelana felt the marathon slipping away when she tumbled on the rain-slickened street.

Around the halfway point of the race, the Ethiopian was knocked down by another runner as she reached for her water bottle, a hard fall that bloodied her right elbow. Already aching, Gelana thought about pulling out. Instead, she found new motivation, and headed on down the road.

Gelana recovered from the fall to win the Olympic marathon on Sunday in a race that began in a downpour, ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

SPONSORED HEADLINES

ALSO SEE

MORE OLYMPICS HEADLINES