Kenya's Kosgei eyes women's gold at Chicago Marathon

Source: Xinhua| 2018-08-10 20:50:10|Editor: mmm
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NAIROBI, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's Brigid Kosgei has shaken off the bruises she picked up when she took a tumble and fell to the ground injuring her knee at the Bogota Half Marathon in Colombia in June. She lines up at the Chicago Marathon on Oct 7 to try and improve her silver medal to gold.

"I have been in good form since last year. I hope [it will] continue in my return to Chicago, where a win will be good for my career," said Kosgei on Friday in Nairobi. "The world championships are not up to me, but the selectors will have a chance to review my performances and make their decision. That is why I need to run well in Chicago," she added.

Last year, Kosgei ran spectacularly in Chicago finishing second to Tirunesh Dibaba, arguably one of the greatest runners in history.

En route to her second place finish in Chicago, she smashed her then personal best, running 2:20:22. Nine weeks later, she won the Honolulu Marathon in 2:22:15, breaking the course record by five minutes.

This year, she started out an unknown in London and timed her strides well to finish second to Vivian Cheruiyot at the London marathon, improving her personal best time to 2:20:13.