Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto sets marathon record

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Dennis Kimetto set a record by emerging the winner of the Chicago marathon men’s race after winning the Tokyo marathon in February.

Kimetto ran the 42-kilometres mile in 2:03:53 with 53 seconds ahead of last year’s winner, Tsegaye of Ethopia.

In the second and third place were also Kenyans- Emmanuel Mutai with 2:03:52 and Sammy Kitwara in 2:05:16. The winners were given $100,000 with Kimetto receiving an additional $75,000 for setting a course record.

Just last month, Wilson Kipsang, Eluid Kipchoge and Geoffrey Kipsang came first, second and third respectively in the 40th Berlin marathon race.

In the women wing also, Florence Kiplagat and Sharon Cherop came first and second, all making Kenyans proud.