2012 London Olympics, Women's Marathon Results: Kara Goucher Finishes 11th, Ethiopia's Tiki Gelana Earns Gold

The women's marathon at the 2012 London Olympics finished Sunday, and American Kara Goucher, a native of Queens, NY, finished the race in 11th place. Overall, Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia won the race and the gold medal with an Olympic-record time of 2 hours, 23 minutes and .07 seconds. Gelana edged silver-medalist Priscah Jeptoo of Kenya and bronze-medalist Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova of Russia.

Meanwhile, Goucher was the second-fastest Team USA member as she ran the marathon in 2:26:07. Her time was just behind training partner Shalane Flanagan, who finished the race in 10th place with a time of 2:25:51.

This was Goucher's second appearance at the Olympics, as she competed in the 5,000m and 10,000m in Beijing. Goucher earned Team USA's final qualifying spot during the trials.

Stick with SB Nation New York for more coverage of local athletes in the 2012 Summer Games. For complete coverage from London, check out SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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