CHICAGO: Kenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old women’s marathon world record when she ran two hours, 14 minutes, four seconds at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday (Oct 13).Kosgei set a blistering pace from the start to shatter the previous record of 2:15:25 which Briton Radcliffe set in London in April 2003.”They (spectators) were cheering, cheering and I got more energy to keep faster,” Kosgei said.Radcliffe was on hand to witness the fall of her record.”When I saw how fast Brigid was running in the first part of the race, if she was able to hold that together, she was always going to beat the time,” Radcliffe said.Kenyan Lawrence Cherono sprinted past Ethiopian Dejene Debela to win the men’s race.Cherono clocked an unofficial two hours, five minutes, 45 seconds to add to his Boston Marathon title.Debela was a second back as British defending champion Mo Farah placed eighth in 2:09.58 and Galen Rupp failed to finish.The race was the first for Farah and Rupp since their former coach Alberto Salazar was banned from the sport for four years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for “orchestrating and facilitating prohibited doping conduct”,Salazar has said he plans to appeal against the ruling.American… Read full this story
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