Ethiopia gold London 2012 marathon olympic record olympics running - 6485562624
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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.