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09 October 2023, 9am

2:00:35 time beats Kipchoge’s record by over half a minute

Kelvin Kiptum runs new world record in Chicago

Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Sun 8 October 2023

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Kenya’s Kelvin Kiptum ran the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on 8 October in a new world record time of 2:00:35.

He broke Eliud Kipchoge’s previous record, itself set only a year ago, by 34 seconds and edged closer to the first sub 2-hour time run in open competition.

Kiptum had run 2:01:25 only four months previously in the London Marathon and improved on that by 50 seconds on Chicago’s flatter course. He finished nearly 3.5 minutes ahead of the second finisher, Benson Kipruto.

In the women’s race Sifan Hassan of Netherlands ran 2:13:44 – the second fastest women’s time ever recorded, following the new world record of 2:11:53 run in Berlin by Ethiopia’s Tigist Assefa only two weeks earlier.


1 Kelvin KIPTUM KEN 2:00:35

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