All in the Family: German Twins’ Finishing Times in the 2016 Women’s Olympic Marathon

“I invested all I had and 300 meters before the finish line, I was next to Lisa. It was a magical moment that we could finish this marathon together. We did not think about what we were doing.” —Anna Hahner

At 9:30 a.m. on August 14, 2016, the women’s Olympic marathon kicked off in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and 156 runners from 80 countries across the world left the starting line en route to their destination, 42.195 kilometers away. Two hours, 24 minutes, and 4 seconds later, Jemima Sumgong of Kenya would be the first to cross the finish line and take home gold; Sumgong was just 3 and a half minutes slower than her previous personal best time in the marathon.

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