Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/24/14
Jessica Ennis won the Olympic heptathlon gold medal on Saturday, the first for Britain on the track. Ennis started with a record in the hurdles and finished it off almost 36 hours later with an 800-meter run that was more like two victory laps of the packed, 80,000-seat stadium. Ennis went into the last of her seven events with a lead of 188 points over Austra Skujyte of Lithuania and extended her margin by winning the last race in 2 minutes, 8.65 seconds. The capacity crowd went wild as Ennis collapsed over the line.
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