Kenyan marathon runner breaks world record in Chicago

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Kenyan runner Kelvin Kiptum has set a new world region at the Chicago Marathon. He ran in 2 hours and 35 seconds. This was reported by the World Athletics Association.

“Kenyan Kelvin Kiptum set a world record at the Chicago Marathon, becoming the first person in history to run the distance <...> in 2 hours 35 seconds,” the World Athletics association reports in its X account. Previously, the record was updated in 2022, when the Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge ran the distance half a minute longer than the current record.

The marathon is held every October in Chicago. The event is considered one of the fastest growing modern road racing marathons in the world. The marathon involves 45,000 runners.


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