Kenya‘s Brigid Kosgei created history on Sunday after the 25-year-old runner shattered Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old women’s marathon world record Sunday following her Chicago Marathon triumph. Kosgei completed the marathon in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds going past the record of 2:15:25 set by Radcliffe in the London Marathon on April 13, 2003. With the recent result, Kosgei has won in Chicago for the second straight year. Also Read - International Flights: Indians Now Can Fly to Kenya, Bhutan Under Air Bubble Arrangements, Says Aviation Minister Puri
Kosgei, who clocked the fastest half-marathon timing in history this year of 1:04:28 and who won the London Marathon in April, quickly separated herself from the women’s field as she ran with two male pace-setters. Also Read - TRAGIC! Mother of 8 Boils Stones to Make Children Believe That Food Was Cooking, For Them to Fall Asleep Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
Such was the dominance she stamped at the event that Ethiopians Ababel Yeshaneh and Gelete Burka registered a distant second and third in 2:20:51 and 2:20:55 respectively. Also Read - Trending News Today March 11, 2020: World's Only White Female Giraffe & Her Calf Killed by Poachers At Kenyan Wildlife Sanctuary
Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono won a men’s race that came down to the wire in 2:05:45, just about going past Ethiopia’s Dejene Debela who was second in 2:05:46 with Ethiopian Asefa Mengstu third in 2:05:48. Last year’s winner Mo Farah of Britain finished a distant eighth in 2:09:58.