Brigid Kosgei of Kenya Breaks World Record at Chicago Marathon 2019
Brigid Kosgei of Kenya reacts after wining the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Chicago, October 14: Kenya's Brigid Kosgei has set a new world record by winning the elite runner women group at 2019 Chicago Marathon, with a time of two hours 14 minutes and four seconds, beating the previous world mark by 81 seconds. On Sunday, Kosgei set a time more than a minute faster than the all-time record of 2:15:25 set by Paula Radcliffe in the 2003 London Marathon and also improved on her previous personal best of 2:18:20 set earlier this year in the London Marathon, reports Xinhua news agency.

"When I was going I feel my body is moving, moving, moving and so I tried to go," Kosgei said. "I'm feeling good and I am happy because I was not expected to run like this," Kosgei said during a TV interview. Brigid Kosgei Sets New World Marathon Record in Chicago, Shatters Paula Radcliffe Record.

Lawrence Cherono, also from Kenya, out-sprinted his two Ethiopian competitors to win the men's race in 2:05:45. After the final turn, he pulled ahead of Dejene Debela (2:05:46) for the win. Asefa Mengstu finished third (2:05:48). Cherono also used a strong kick to win the Boston Marathon (2:07:57) in April. The victory marked his eighth career marathon victory.