Kimetto sets course record in winning Chicago Marathon

Dennis KimettoKenyan Dennis Kimetto repulsed a challenge from compatriot Emmanuel Mutai to win the Chicago Marathon in a course record time on Sunday.

Taking advantage of ideal conditions, Kimetto covered the 42.195 kms in a time of two hours three minutes 45 seconds to shatter the course record of 2.04:38 set last year by Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede.

Kimetto was on world record pace throughout the final kilometers while Mutai crossed eight seconds, also smashing the old course record in 2:03.53.

Security was increased for the race, which attracted 40,000 runners, after the Boston Marathon bombings in April which killed three people.

Source: Reuters