Kenyan athlete bags new world record in Chicago
Kenya’s elite athlete sets a New World Marathon Record in Chicago. Kelvin Kiptum (Kenya) broke Eliud Kipchoge’s record with an unofficial time of 2:00:35.
Eliud Kipchoge EGH is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in the marathon and formerly specialized at the 5000 metre distance. His world record was 2:01:09 (Berlin 2022).
Kelvin becomes the new world record holder from Kenya and is only 23 years old and had only few words about the moment towards the finish line,
“Yes, I saw the time in front of me. I said let me try. Maybe I can run under two,” he said.
Kiptum also won the 2023 London Marathon which was his second career marathon race and came close at breaking the world record. He finished the race in 2:01:25, which was just 16 seconds shy of Kipchoge’s world record at the time.