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Radcliffe’s marathon record broken

KENYA’S Brigid Kosgei became the fastest woman ever to run a marathon as she smashed Paula Radcliffe’s record in Chicago.

Radcliffe set the mixed record, where a female runner uses male pace-makers, back in 2003 when she ran 2:15.25 in London.

The Brit was also the holder of the “women-only” record until Mary Jepkosgei Keitany went faster than that mark two years ago.

But Kosgei destroyed both of those times in Chicago as she produced a sensational run, coming home in a time of 2:14.04. And, Radcliffe was at the finish line to congratulate the 25-year-old, who successfully defended her title from last year and also won the London Marathon in the spring. – Eurosport

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