In what looks to be a new Olympics record, Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia just won the women's marathon in a time of 2:23.07.
Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo was second and Russia's Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova finished third.
As The Guardian notes, Gelana's "uncle Gezahegne Abera won men's marathon gold in Sydney 12 years ago."
Mary Keitany of Kenya, one of the pre-race favorites, came in fourth.
The previous women's Olympics record was 2:23.14.
While Bill takes a much-deserved mid-Olympics day off, we'll aim to keep up with what's going on in London.
NPR's Joe Palca will be at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California to monitor the Mars mission landing Sunday night at 10:30 p.m. PDT. Palca talks with guest host Linda Wertheimer about the Mars landing and purpose of the mission.
LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:
Originally published on Sun August 5, 2012 4:22 pm
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