Korir settles for marathon silver as Chepngetich crashes out in Eugene

Korir settles for marathon silver as Chepngetich crashes out in Eugene

Korir, who produced the fastest time of her career, said she was frustrated that Gebreslase did not want to pace with her after they pulled away around the 27-km mark but was nonetheless pleased with her performanc

Judith Korir finished second in the women’s marathon at the World Athletics Champions in Eugene, Oregon on Monday 18 July 2022, settling for the silver medal in a time of 2 hours 18 minutes 20 seconds.

Ethiopia’s Gotytom Gebreselase claimed the gold medal in a new championship record of 2 hours 18 minutes 11 seconds.

Ruth Chepngetich, who won three years ago, dropped out at around the 18-kilometre mark due to stomach issues.

Korir, who produced the fastest time of her career, said she was frustrated that Gebreslase did not want to pace with her after they pulled away around the 27-km mark but was nonetheless pleased with her performance.

"The Ethiopian runners are very fast. It not easy to run with them, but I tried my best," she said.

Read more on : Athletics

Recommended to you