Sapporo – Peres Jepchirchir won gold in the women's marathon to lead a Kenyan one-two finish on Saturday, the penultimate day of the Tokyo Olympics, while the top Japanese finisher was Mao Ichiyama in eighth.
The 27-year-old two-time half marathon world champion beat compatriot Brigid Kosgei (2:27:36) while the United States' Molly Seidel was third (2:27:46).
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