Brigid Kosgei breaks world marathon record

Sunday October 13 2019

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei crosses the finish line to win the elite women's race of the 2019 London Marathon in central London on April 28, 2019. PHOTO | BEN STANSALL | AFP

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei is the new women's world marathon record holder.

Kosgei achieved the feat when she clocked 2 hours, 14 minutes and 04 seconds during Sunday's Chicago Marathon.

Her feat saw here ease Britain's Paula Radcliffe time of 2:15:25 set on April 13, 2003 in London.

It is also a course record also erasing Radcliffe's time of 2:17:18 set in October 13, 2002.

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