Kenyan Kelvin Kipchoge, 23, has broken the men’s marathon world record.
Kipchoge won the 2023 Chicago Marathon in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on September 9 with a time of 2:00:35. That’s 34 seconds faster than the world record of 2:01:09 set by Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) at the Berlin Marathon last September. Kipchoge wasn’t aiming for the world record, but he pushed the pace on the final stretch when he realized he could break it. 토토사이트
It was a unique race. Kipchoge broke away from fellow Kenyan Daniel Mateiko at the 10-kilometer mark. By the halfway point, he was already more than a minute and a half ahead of the rest of the field, and by the 35th kilometer, it was a one-man race. “I’m so happy (to break the world record),” Kipchum said after the race, according to US sports channel ESPNH. I saw the time in front of me and I thought maybe I could run under two hours.”
The women’s race also saw significant milestones. Dutch middle-distance runner Sifan Hassan won the women’s marathon in 2:13:44, the second-fastest time in history. She edged out Kenya’s Ruth Chepgetich (2:15:37), who was looking to win her third straight title.