Kenyans sweep Chicago marathon men and women

It was a fantastic outing for Kenya’s marathon prowess  as  Ruth Chepngetich missed out on the world record by 14 seconds on her way to win  her second consecutive Chicago Marathon women’s title.

The 2019 world champion clocked two hours 14 minutes and 18 seconds – just outside compatriot Brigid Kosgei’s mark of 2:14.04.

“I wanted to break the world record, but I’m happy,” she said.

Chepngetich started strongly and was three minutes and 42 seconds clear of her rivals by the halfway point.

American Emily Sisson finished second in a new national record of 2:18:29 and  Vivian Jerono was  third.

The men’s race was won by  Benson Kipruto in 2:04.24.The defending Chicago champion Seifu Tura of Ethiopia was second in 2:04:49 with Kenyan John Korir third in 2:05:01.

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