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Brigid Kosgei destroys Abu Dhabi Marathon Course Record

Former world marathon record Brigid Kosgei destroyed the course record at the 5th edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon held on Saturday (16) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The 29 year-old who is also the Tokyo Olympics marathon silver medalist finished with an impressive time of 2:19.15 smashing the previous course record of 2:20.41 set two years ago by Eunice Chumba of Bahrain.

Kosgei was followed in second place by the 2019 All-African Games 5000m Silver medallist Hawi Feysa of Ethiopia with a time of 2:24.03 with her compatriot Ethlemahu Sintayehu Dessi wrapping up the podium three finishes in 2:25.36.

Two more Kenyans Aurellia Jerotich Kiptui and Emilly Chebet Kipchumba finished in fourth and fifth place in respective time of 2:28.59 and 2:29.52.



  1. Brigid Kosgei             (KEN) 2:19.15
  2. Hawi Feysa                (ETH) 2:20.41
  3. Ethlemahu Dessi      (ETH) 2:24.03
  4. Aurellia Kiptui         (KEN) 2:28.59
  5. Emilly Kipchumba   (KEN) 2:29.52


  • John Vaselyne

    John Vaselyne is the founder of Athletics News. Africa’s only Independent Athletics News website. He has covered World U18 and U20 Championships, World Cross Country Championships, Four Continental Tour Gold Series, Wanda Diamond League. He has passion for the Sport and has over seven years experience in this area of sport. He is also the Leading Athletics Pundit in the Country, having been hosted in ALL leading TV stations in Kenya

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