Brigid Kosgei’s run of two hours 14 minutes 04 seconds in the Chicago Marathon in October knocked 1:21 off Paula Radcliffe’s 16-12 months-outdated environment history
Women’s marathon globe report holder Brigid Kosgei states she is wanting forward to defending her title at this year’s London Marathon.
Organisers declared the 25-12 months-outdated Kenyan’s inclusion on Monday.
Kosgei broke Briton Paula Radcliffe’s 16-calendar year-old record at the Chicago Marathon in October.
She mentioned: “Previous 12 months was an remarkable year for me and it started out by profitable in London. Coming back will be quite distinctive.”
Kosgei’s record-breaking operate arrived 6 months after successful the London Marathon for the very first time.
She recorded a time of two hours 14 minutes 04 seconds in Chicago, quickly within Radcliffe’s mark of 2:15:25 established at the London Marathon in 2003.
It was introduced very last thirty day period that Kosgei’s compatriot, men’s marathon world report holder Eliud Kipchoge, will also be returning to defend his title in London.
The women’s industry is also packed with talented Kenyans, which includes 2018 London Marathon winner Vivian Cheruiyot, three-time Berlin Marathon winner Gladys Cherono, latest world champion Ruth Chepngetich and Joyciline Jepkosgei, the 2019 New York Town Marathon champion.
Jepkosgei and Kosgei are at this time joint leading of the Abbott Planet Marathon Majors Sequence XIII with 25 points apiece.