April 24, 2016 / 11:02 AM / a year ago

Jemima Sumgong wins women's London Marathon after fall

Athletics - 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon - London - 24/4/16 Kenya's Jemima Sumgong wins the women's race Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic

LONDON (Reuters) - Jemima Sumgong, of Kenya, won the women's London Marathon on Sunday after picking herself off the ground following a heavy fall near the end of the race.

The 31-year-old Sumgong held her head in pain after the fall but recovered to defeat last year's winner, Ethiopian Tigist Tufa, in a duel over the final mile, clocking an unofficial 2 hours 22 minutes 58 seconds.

Reporting by Ian Chadband; editing by Toby Davis

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