CHICAGO (AP) — Brigid Kosgei of Kenya gained the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes, four seconds to interrupt the world file within the occasion.
The 25-year-old Kosgei bested the earlier mark of two:15:25 set by Paula Radcliffe in London 16 years in the past. She gained in Chicago final 12 months in 2:18:35.
Kosgei’s run got here little greater than 24 hours after fellow Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge grew to become the primary man to run 26.2 miles in lower than two hours, clocking 1:59:41 in Vienna. In contrast to Kipchoge’s efficiency, nonetheless, Kosgei’s mark was set in an official race on a record-eligible course.
Ababel Yeshaneh and Gelete Burka, each of Ethiopia, completed second and third on Sunday. Yeshaneh’s time was 2:20:51 and Burka’s was 2:20:55
Lawrence Cherono gained the lads’s race in 2:05:45. Ethiopia’s Dejene Debela was second in 2:05:46 and Asefa Mengstu was third in 2:05:48.