Ethiopia’s Kebede shatters course record in winning Chicago Marathon
Kebede clocked 2 hours, 4 minutes, 38 seconds.Ã‚Â Moses Mosop of Kenya clocked 2:05:37 last year.
Kebede, the 2010 runnerup, pounded out five straight sub-4:40 miles to shred the pack down to two runners and pulled inexorably away from countryman Feyisa Lilesa in the 26th mile.Ã‚Â Lilesa clocked 2:04:52.
The winner covered the second half in 61:53 after a first half in 62:55.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe it,Ã¢â‚¬Â Kebede said of the time. Read more