Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei obscured the 16-year-elderly people ladies’ long distance race world record held by Britain’s Paula Radcliffe as she held her Chicago title.
The 25-year-old recorded a period of two hours 14 minutes 04 seconds, effectively inside Radcliffe’s characteristic of 2:15:25 set at the London Marathon in 2003.
It adds to the Kenyan’s success in London this year when she timed 2:18:20 and turned into the most youthful victor of the race.
Ethiopa’s Ababel Yeshaneh was second in Chicago, six minutes 47 seconds behind.
Just 22 sprinters in the men’s race completed quicker than Kosgei, whose time would have been a men’s reality record in 1964.
The Kenyan, who won a year ago in 2:18:35, conceded: “I am feeling better and upbeat since I was not hoping to run this way.”
Radcliffe’s 2003 time was the longest-standing long distance race world record by either men or ladies in the post-war period.
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The previous title holder was toward the end goal in Chicago to observe Kosgei’s exceptional presentation and was among the first to praise her.
“At the point when I perceived how quick Brigid was running in the principal half I realized it would have been broken,” said Radcliffe.
Ethiopa’s Gelete Burka finished the main three in Chicago on Sunday with a period of 2:20:51.
In the interim, Switzerland’s Manuela Schar held her wheelchair title, completing 30 seconds quicker than a year ago in 1:41.08.