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Brigid Kosgei smashed previous world record during Chicago Marathon

Kenya's Brigid Kosgei won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 13 with a time of 2:14:04, breaking the 16-year-old world record by 81 seconds while wearing her Pebax Powered® Nike Vaporfly Next% shoes, another variant of the running shoes that had helped Eliud Kipchoge become the first human to break the two hour barrier in the same weekend.

At 25, the Kosgei defended her title after winning last year's event, and put almost 7 minutes between herself and her competition.  The previous world record time of 2:15:25 was set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2003 at the London Marathon.