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Kelvin Kiptum shatters global marathon listing in Chicago


Kenyan Kelvin Kiptum shattered the lads’s marathon global listing in Chicago as he beat compatriot Eliud Kipchoge’s earlier mark by means of greater than 30 seconds.

The 23-year-old completed in a time of 2 hours 35 seconds.

“I think so glad. A global listing used to be no longer in my thoughts these days,” he stated after beating Kipchoge’s time of two:01.09, set in Berlin in September 2022.

Dutch runner Sifan Hassan set the second-fastest girls’s time in marathon historical past as she received the feminine match.

Her time of two:13:44 is at the back of simplest the listing of two:11.53 set by means of Ethiopia’s Tigst Assefa in Berlin closing month.

Kiptum broke the tape 3 mins 27 seconds forward of countryman Benson Kipruto, with Belgian Bashir Abdi in 3rd.

It used to be his 3rd victory in as many begins over 26.2 miles. He triumphed on his debut closing December at Valencia after which received the London Marathon in a direction listing in April.

Kelvin Kiptum after setting a new marathon world record
Kiptum sank to his knees after simplest his 3rd marathon race

He waved and blew kisses at spectators ahead of elevating his fingers when crossing the end line.

His strange run shaved greater than 3 mins off the former Chicago Marathon listing set by means of Kenyan Dennis Kimetto in 2013 – and brings nearer the potential of the two-hour mark being damaged.

“I noticed the time in entrance of me. I felt just right within me, perhaps somewhat adrenaline. I stated let me check out – perhaps I will be able to run beneath 2:00,” he stated. “I knew in the future I’d be a world-record holder.”

Within the girls’s race, Hassan completed one minute 53 seconds forward of Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich, with Ethiopian Alemu Megertu in 3rd.

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