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Former marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei of Kenya set a new course record at the Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon on Sunday. She clocked a 2:19:15 performance for the win. Kosgei finished nearly five minutes in front of 24-year-old Ethiopian Hawi Feysa Gejia, who clocked a 2:24:03 second-place finish. She ran 27 seconds faster in the 2020 edition of the Dubai, which is her personal best. Ethlemanhu Sintayehu took third in 2:25:36, a new personal best. The 23-year-old Ethiopian previously ran the Milan Marathon in 2:26:30 in April this year.

Kosgei’s world record was set in Chicago in 2019 at 2:14:04. It remains her personal best. And continues to be listed as the world record by World Athletics. Meanwhile, Ethiopian Tigist Assefa has run 2:11:53, which is the pending world record.

In the men’s race, Eritrean Amare Hailemicael Samson produced a 2:07:10 performance for the win. He finished two minutes ahead of Kenyan Leonard Barsoton who recorded a 2:09:37 finish time. Fellow Kenyan Ilham Tanui Ozbilen in his debut finished third in 2:10:16.

Barsoton missed his personal best of 31 seconds. He clocked a 2:09:06 in Barcelona in March.


1.Brigid KOSGEIKEN2:19:15
2.Hawi Feysa GEJIAETH2:24:03
3.Ethlemahu Sintayehu DESSIETH2:25:36
4.Aurelia Jerotich KIPTUIKEN2:28:59
5.Emily Chebet KIPCHUMBAKEN2:29:52
6.Tinebeb Nebiyu ALIETH2:31:32
7.Mulu Seboka SEYFUETH2:41:09
8.Aynalem WoldewariyatETH2:42:25
9.Etaferahu Dubale BETRIEETH2:52:47
10.Yayesh Mola FIKREETH2:58:30
1.Amare Hailemicael SAMSONERI2:07:10
2.Leonard BARSOTONKEN2:09:37
3.Ilham Tanui OZBILENTUR2:10:16
4.Gideon Kangwony CHEPKONGAKEN2:11:17
5.Isaac Kipsang TEMOIKEN2:11:34
6.Dametew Dechasa BEYENEETH2:11:55
7.Andrew Rotich KWEMOIUGA2:11:59
8.Micah Kipkosgei CHEMWENOKEN2:12:16
9.Philip KIPTOOUGA2:13:26
10.Chuchu MARUETH2:17:12

*Finish photo of Brigid Kosgei winning credit: Adnoc Abu Dhabi Marathon.

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