Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei beat the women’s marathon world record by more than a minute on Sunday at the Chicago Marathon, running the marathon in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 4 seconds.
Kosgei’s time beat Paula Radcliffe’s record of 2 hours, 15 minutes, and 25 seconds by 81 seconds. Radcliffe set her record at the 2003 London Marathon.
Kosgei, 25, made the sign of the cross after breaking the tape. She will collect $100,000 in prize money and an additional $75,000 for beating the course record.
Kosgei was followed nearly seven minutes later by the second-place runner, Ethiopia’s Ababel Yeshaneh.
Lawrence Cherono, also from Kenya, finished first in the men’s race.