Brigid Kosgei defends London Marathon title
Kenya's Brigid Kosgei crosses the line to win the London Marathon in London, England, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Athletes are competing on a 26.2-mile (42.2-kilometer) closed-loop course consisting of 19.6 clockwise laps around St. James' Park. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP)LONDON – Brigid Kosgei defied the rain and the gloom to defend her London Marathon title around a sodden St James’s Park on Sunday after a race staged six months later than planned and without any spectators due to the pandemic. The 26-year-old world record holder comfortably won her duel with fellow Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich, the world champion, who was eventually pipped for second by Sara Hall of the United States. Kosgei broke for home with seven miles to go leaving Chepngetich, who had looked the stronger in the mid-stages of the race, far behind.
Elite women cite training limits in London Marathon buildup
In this image issued by London Marathon Events, Kenya's Edith Chelimo, right, trains in the grounds of the official hotel and biosecure bubble in London, Monday Sept. 28, 2020, ahead of the elite-only 2020 London Marathon on Sunday Oct. 4. (Bob Martin/London Marathon Events via AP)Kenyan runner Brigid Kosgei isn't expecting to lower her world record in Sunday's London Marathon, not with her training limited by the coronavirus pandemic. Kosgei topped her London victory last year by winning the Chicago Marathon in a world record time of 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds. The London Marathon has been reduced to elite runners only and will have no spectators because of the pandemic. Tokyo was the only other World Marathon Major to be held in 2020 after Boston, Berlin, Chicago and New York all canceled.
These three young women just made history
One served her way to becoming the youngest tennis titlist in 15 years. Let's celebrate these remarkable young women in their respective sports. Coco Gauff just became the youngest pro tennis champion in 15 yearsGauff didn't have the best start to her WTA tournament in Linz, Austria. Nicole Vaidisova had been the youngest WTA winner since 2004, when she won her first title. Brigid Kosgei just shattered a world marathon recordKenya's Brigid Kosgei not only won the Chicago Marathon for the second year in a row, but she broke the women's world marathon record.
Kenya runner destroys women's world record at Chicago Marathon
CNN image(CNN) - Kenya's Brigid Kosgei beat the women's marathon world record by more than a minute Sunday in winning the Chicago Marathon. Her unofficial time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 4 seconds beat Paula Radcliffe's record, set at the 2003 London Marathon, by 81 seconds. It was almost 7 minutes before the second-place runner, Ethiopia's Ababel Yeshaneh, followed Kosgei across the finish line. Kosgei also handily beat Radcliffe's record in the Chicago Marathon, which she set in 2002. Kosgei and Cherono were among 23 Kenyans in the 42nd Chicago Marathon, which boasted more than 45,000 runners.
Kenya's Brigid Kosgei shatters women's world record at Chicago Marathon
Runner Brigid Kosgei smashed the women's world record at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. Kosgei shattered the longstanding women's world record of two hours, fifteen minutes and 25 seconds set by legendary runner Paula Radcliffe in 2003 at the London Marathon. Kosgei, whose time would have been a men's world record in 1964, was beaten by only 22 runners in the men's race. WORLD RECORD: Brigid Kosgei sets the new world record in the marathon at the 2019 @BankofAmerica #ChicagoMarathon! "Today in Chicago, Brigid Kosgei set a new women's world record.cbsnews.com