Chicago Marathon: Brigid Kosgei breaks Paula Radcliffe's old world record
It’s an earthquake weekend on the world marathon. Two races and two records. If the performance of Eliud Kipchoge, who broke the two-hour bar on this distance this Saturday in Vienna, was not approved, Brigid Kosgei has won the "regular" in Chicago according to the international federation athletics, IAAF. The Kenyan woman largely broke the 2003 Paula Radcliffe record (2 h 15 min 25 sec) by signing & nbsp; a time of & nbsp; 2 h 14 min 04 sec in Illinois. & Nbsp;
One month after running the fastest half-marathon in history in early September (1 h 04 min 28 sec, a record however not approved), the 25-year-old athlete won for the second consecutive year in Chicago and wins its second marathon of the year after London in April. & nbsp;
Accompanied by two hares, Kosgei left very quickly and always remained in the nails of the record. It exploded its previous mark by more than 4 minutes, and ahead of the 42.195 km race the Ethiopians Ababel Yeshaneh (2 h 20 min 51 sec) and Gelete Burka (2 h 20 min 55 sec).
In the men, the Kenyan Lawrence Cherono won in 2 h 05 min 45 sec, in a race which he finished in sprint ahead of the Ethiopians Dejene Debela (2 h 05 5.46) and Asefa Mengstu (2 h 05 h min 48 sec). & nbsp; Briton Mo Farah, winner last year in Chicago, finished 8th in 2 h 09 min 58 sec. His expected rival, the American Galen Rupp has given up.