brigid kosgei takes home $100,000 after winning chicago marathon

13:00    09 Oct 2018

Brigid Kosgei
Kenyan long-distance runner Brigid Kosgei produced a convincing victory at the 41st edition of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, in USA on Sunday.

The women's race set off at a brisk tempo as well, with the opening five kilometres covered in 16:47, on target for a sub-2:22 run.

But unlike the men's race, just six women formed the lead pack: Kenyans Kosgei, Florence Kiplagat and Veronicah Nyaruai and Ethiopians Shure Demise, Birhane Dibaba and Roza Dereje. Brigid Kosgei winning the Chicago Marathon.

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"I was happy and able to move today, no struggling," Kosgei told television interviewers according to IAAF's official website.

Like Farah, she will take home US$100,000 for the victory. Dereje was a distant second in 2:21:18 with Demise third, nearly another minute back in 2:22:15. Kiplagat, a two-time winner, was fourth in 2:26:08.

LEADING RESULTS

Women


1 - Brigid Kosgei (KEN) 2:18:35 2
2 - Roza Dereje (ETH) 2:21:18 3
3 - Shure Demise (ETH) 2:22:15 4
4 - Florence Kiplagat (KEN) 2:26:08 5
5 - Veronicah Nyaruai (KEN) 2:31:34 6
6 - Sarah Crouch (USA) 2:32:37 7
7 - Taylor Ward (USA) 2:32:42 8
8 - Kate Landau (USA) 2:33:24 9
9 - Melanie Myrand (CAN) 2:34:08 10
10 - Marci Klimek (USA) 2:34:53
 

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