Over the years, sport has been a strong unifying asset, bringing a number of nations together. It is of much interest to note that Africa has cut an edge for herself in the field and track event; Marathon to be precise. USA and Jamaica are the powerhouse when it comes to Relay races and Sprints.
Interestingly, Africa has been well represented in the endurance-requesting sport. Below are the gold medal winners for each Olympic Games marathon for women. There is much more information about the Olympic marathon, including which has been held since the first Games in 1896.
Kenya & Ethiopia are highly recognized in a number of events both in Olympics and beyond, in and outside the continent; thanks to the enviable endurance as a skill that has always being displayed by the athletes from these two nations.
|Jemima Jelagat Sumgong