A record that seemed untouchable for years fell in 2:14:04. The run whacked 81 seconds off the previous women’s mark.
By Matthew Futterman and Talya Minsberg
This city lived up to its billing as host of America’s fastest major marathon on Sunday as Brigid Kosgei of Kenya set a women’s world record.
A day after Eliud Kipchoge broke the two-hour barrier for the 26.2-mile distance, albeit in an event that did not count as a world record, his countrywoman Kosgei shattered Paula Radcliffe’s world marathon record, which no woman had come close to in the past 16 years.Continue reading “Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei Breaks Marathon World Record in Chicago”