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Military Honours Sumgong Marathon Win

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Jemima Sumgong promoted after Rio Olympics success

Kenya’s historic marathon winner at the Rio Olympics Jemima Sumgong was given a heroic welcome at Moi Air Base (MAB) where she works as an airman in the Kenya Airforce. (Adds topi Lyambila in Nairobi)

The sensational female marathoner was given a heroic welcome at Moi Air Base on Tuesday, August 23.  Sumgong who was flown to the Airbase by a military plane from JKIA, had made history by being the first woman to win gold for Kenya in the women’s marathon at the Olympics.

Sumgong won gold for Kenya in the women’s marathon on Sunday, August 14 at the Rio Olympics, she was flown to the Airforce base together with her husband Noah Tallam – Airman Sumgong was also promoted from her previous rank of senior private to corporal, by the Acting Base Commander.

Jemima Sumgong and her husband Noah Tallam land at Moi Air Base after being flown as heroes in a military aircraft.

Sumgong was received at Moi Air Base at by the acting base commander and was also given a ride on a military vehicle as the Kenya Air Force band belted tunes in her honour.

Jemima Sumgong promoted after Rio Olympics success

Sumgong was received at Moi Air Base at by the acting base commander and was also given a ride on a military vehicle as the Kenya Air Force band belted tunes in her honour.

Sumgong was promoted by the Kenya Air Force from her previous rank of senior private to corporal as a reward for achievements in the Rio Olympics.

Jemima Sumgong promoted after Rio Olympics success

Kenya’s sensational female marathoner Jemima Sumgong was given a heroic welcome at Moi Air Base on Tuesday, August 23.

Jemima Sumgong promoted after Rio Olympics success

Kenya’s historic marathon winner at the Rio Olympics Jemima Sumgong was given a heroic welcome at Moi Air Base (MAB) where she works as an airman in the Kenya Airforce.

Sumgong is also the winner of the 2016 London women’s marathon.

Jemima Sumgong promoted after Rio Olympics success

Jemima Sumgong was promoted by the Kenya Air Force from her previous rank of senior private to corporal as a reward for achievements in the Rio Olympics.

Jemima Sumgong promoted after Rio Olympics success

Sumgong who is also the 2016 London marathon women’s champion serves in the KDF and is an airwoman with the Kenya Airforce.

Jemima Sumgong promoted after Rio Olympics success

Jemima Sumgong now promoted as a corporal shows off her gold medal to the acting Moi Air Base acting base commander.

Jemima Sumgong promoted after Rio Olympics success

Jemima Sumgong joined KDF in 2009 and is married to athlete Noah Talam the couple had a daughter in 2011.

Sumgong has won the Rotterdam and Las Vegas marathons and finished second the Boston, Chicago and New York marathons.

Jemima Sumgong promoted after Rio Olympics success

Sumgong unveils her gold medal with members of the Kenya Air Force at Moi Air Base.

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