Peres Jepchirchir won gold in the women’s marathon at Tokyo Olympics. Finish in a women’s marathon. In the midst of punishing conditions in Sapporo. Jepchirchir crossed the line in a winning time of 2 hours, 27 minutes, 20 seconds. Also, on Saturday in a race moved up an hour to avoid the heat.
A sprinkling of fans lining the course was commended. As the Tokyo Diversions went north for the marathons and race walks. Her accomplice Brigid Kosgei was a minute. And American Molly Seidel, a relative newcomer to the marathon arrange. They won and take domestic the bronze medal.
The marathon had been moved to Sapporo. To avoid the extraordinarily warm. And humidity of Tokyo but there was a small relief for the competitors running. On a winding course through the city.
The starter’s gun went off a minute. After 6 am local time beneath sunny skies. Also, with a temperature perusing of 25 degrees Celsius. It climbed to about 30 degrees close to the finish. In a humidity of around 65 percent. More than a dozen of the 88 runners. Those who entered the field did not finish the race. This Kenyan world champion is Ruth Chepngetich.
The climate appeared up to require its toll. On Lonah Salpeter of Israel late inside the race. Among the ultimate four with around four kilometers to go. She abruptly halted and walked to the side of the road. She still finished.
The volunteer personnel wearing yellow shirts. Stood along with the course with signs that freely deciphered into: “Go without from observing here.” But onlookers lined the course other than. Sneaking a rare see of the movement at these Olympics. Where fans have been closed out due to coronavirus restrictions.
The runners attempted to remain cool in any way possible. Aleksandra Liswoska of Poland. It got a whole sack fill with water at one stop. Quickly drinking one and then pouring another over her head. Andrea Deelstra of the Netherlands had a pack of ice roosted. On the top of her head.
Aliphine Tuliamuk of the United States. She was returning after giving birth to her girl in January. She didn’t finish.
Some of these competitors got a taste of the furnace-type. Then heat and mugginess. At the 2019 world championships in Doha. That race was run at midnight and the temperature still hit 88 degrees (31 C). It was driven to about 30 runners not getting to the finish line. As Chepngetich captured gold. Chepngetich was in the mix until late within the race when she started walking.