NPR logo Gold For Ethiopia's Gelana In Women's Marathon

London 2012: The Summer Olympics

Gold For Ethiopia's Gelana In Women's Marathon

Women marathoners raced past Big Ben. Daniel Garcia /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Daniel Garcia /AFP/Getty Images

Women marathoners raced past Big Ben.

Daniel Garcia /AFP/Getty Images

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.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.