Brigid Kosegi beats women’s marathon world record at Chicago Marathon

by Jordyn Pair · Oct 13th, 2019 3:53 pm

Last Updated Nov 18th, 2019 at 1:31 pm

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.


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