With Berlin and Chicago down and New York to go, the fall season of the Marathon Majors is at its peak right now. (The spring races are London, Tokyo, and of course, the legendary Boston Marathon)
The Chicago Marathon lived up to its reputation as a fast course as Kenuya’s Brigid Kosgei demolished Paula Radcliffe’s long-standing women’s world record time of 2 hours, 15 minutes, 25 seconds. As if that time isn’t mind-boggling enough, Kosgei ran it in 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 4 seconds.
She was inspired just a day earlier by Eliud Kipchoge, also from Kenya, as he ran an incredible (though technically unofficial) 1 hour, 59 minutes, 40.2 seconds. The two hour barrier is one athletes have been striving to break for years, and that world-record setting weekend has fired up the world of elite racing like no other.
It’s also firing up the participants of New York’s upcoming marathon – the largest in the world at 50,000 participants, ranging from the elite to back-of-the-packers like yours truly.
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Annie LeVasseur, Office Manager, Slow Marathoner