The Ethiopians are at it again. Tiki Gelana, rightful owner of the Olympics' Most Whimsical Name, set the new Olympic record in the women's marathon with a time of 2:23:07.
After colliding with a fellow runner and hitting the pavement about halfway through the race, Tiki thought her marathon goals were gone.
"I said, 'Oh wow, I'm not going to finish, I just concentrated on running. All of a sudden I made it."
Tiki's stunning willpower and skill bolstered her to the finish, running the second half of the marathon three minutes faster than the first.