Brigid Kosgei shatters 16-year-old marathon universe record

Brigid Kosgei crosses a finish line of a Chicago Marathon on Sunday (Reuters Photo)

Brigid Kosgei of Kenya has damaged a universe record for a women’s marathon with a time of 2:14:04 hours during a Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

Kosgei has damaged a record that has been composed for 16 years. The prior existent universe record had been hold by Great Britain’s Paula Radcliffe. The progressing record had been 2:15:25 hours.

Kosgei’s feat caps off an implausible week for Kenyan marathon runners. Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won a men’s marathon in Chicago on Sunday. Earlier in a week, Eliod Kipchoge became a initial male to run a sub-two hour marathon, outstanding a separator by roughly 20 seconds.

Kipchoge had clocked 1:59:41 in Vienna on Saturday. Unlike Kipchoge’s performance, however, Kosgei’s symbol was set in an central competition on a record-eligible course.

“I’m happy and we feel good,” Kosgei was quoted as observant after a marathon by IAAF. “I ran here final year so we knew it was a good course. There was a small bit of breeze though it was okay. People were entertaining all along a course, that gave me some-more energy.”

“We always knew a time would come when a record would be broken,” pronounced Radcliffe, who was in Chicago and congratulated Kosgei when she finished. “When we saw how quick Brigid was using in a initial half of a race, we knew she had a good possibility of removing a record,” she said.