Kosgei smashes world record as Kenya bags double glory in Chicago

Kosgei smashes world record as Kenya bags double glory in Chicago

It was a colourful athletics weekend for Kenya as Brigid Kosgei smashes women world marathon record in Chicago to lead Kenya's double sweep.

Photo /Courtesy of Chicago Tribune

Just hours after Eliud Kipchoge set a 1:59:40 marathon history in Vienna, it was yet another day of ecstasy for Kenyan athletes as Brigid Kosgei and Lawrence Cherono  won the women and men  titles at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday .

With a  time of  two hours, 14 minutes, four seconds,  Kosgei made it even more thrilling for Kenya  with a world record performance, shuttering the  16 year old record previously held by Paula Radcliffe.

Lawrence Cherono, winner of this year's Boston Marathon completed Kenya's double in Chicago with a  2:05:45 performance in the men's race in Chicago.

MEN
1 Lawrence Cherono (KEN) 2:05:45
2 Dejene Debela (ETH) 2:05:46
3 Asefa Mengstu (ETH) 2:05:48
4 Bedan Karoki (KEN) 2:05:53
5 Bashir Abdi (BEL) 2:06:14

WOMEN
1 Brigid Kosgei (KEN) 2:14:04
2 Ababel Yeshaneh (ETH) 2:20:51
3 Gelete Burka (ETH) 2:20:55
4 Emma Bates (USA) 2:25:27
5 Fionnuala McCormack (IRL) 2:26:47

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