Tsegaye Kebede shatters record at Chicago Bank of America Marathon
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Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede shattered the course record at the Chicago Bank of America Marathon. His time of 2:04:38 easily beat Kenyan runner Moses Mosop’s record of 2:05:37, set last year.
To understand how incredible this is you must realize that the marathon distance is 26.2 miles long, and he had to maintain a speed of 4:46 minutes per mile the ENTIRE race.
Africa dominated in the women’s race too, with Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia barely beating Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo by a step. The entire race was a fight up to the very end, thrilling the crowd with its intensity.
Baysa won in 2:22:03 and Jeptoo came in second at 2:22:04. Kenya’s Lucy Kabuu came in third at 2:22:41.