Jemima Sumgong had an amazing 2016. Last April, Jemima Sumgong was in the lead pack of the Virgin London Marathon, and fell hard, hitting her head. Jemima got up, caught up with the lead pack and went on to win the London Marathon. I spoke to hear after the race, and besides the scrapes, she was happy with her race results. Then, last August, in Rio, we watched Jemima Sumgong win the Olympic marathon in the heat and humidity of city of Rio.
Jemima Sumgong was named the Best Marathon Runner of 2016 by AIMS. The presentation was made in Athens during a celebration over Athens Marathon week. Here is the interview done by Andy Edwards of Race News Service with Jemima Sumgong.
Jemima Sumgong is a marathoner of unique skills. Singularly focused, Jemima Sumgong have battled the best marathon runners in the world, on the streets of New York, London, Chicago, Rotterdam and the Rio Olympics.