She overcame all manner of hurdles to emerge as the winner of the women’s London Marathon on Sunday, April 24.

Jemima Sumgong won in 2 hours, 22 minutes, and 58 seconds. Her win was even more special and memorable after she was tripped by Ethiopian Aselefech Mergia at 35 kilometres.

The 32 year old was treated to a hero’s welcome at the Moi Airbase where she serves as a Senior Private.

Here are the photos:

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