Sumgong seeks to make marathon history in Rio
The Abbott World Marathon Majors professional series resumes this Sunday at 9:30 am local time, with the Olympic women's marathon in Rio de Janeiro where Series X co-leader Jemima Jelagat Sumgong seeks to make Games history for Kenya with her second victory of the year.
Sumgong won a dramatic race at this year's Virgin Money London Marathon when she recovered from a fall to defeat defending champion Tigist Tufa and take 25 points in the 12-month, eight-race contest to find the best male and female marathon runners in the world.
In Rio Sumgong aims to become Kenya's first ever Olympic women's marathon champion and move clear of the field at the top of the Series X leaderboard. Victory would put Sumgong on 50 points and set her on course for the title.