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Marathon world record 2-hour barrier ’36 seconds’ away after 3 full courses

Kipchoge breaks ‘2:35’ for first time at Chicago Marathon
Won by 34 seconds, beating the Kipchoge record, averaging 17.1 seconds over 100 meters
Raised goats in Kenya and coached ‘solo marathons’ “I eat, sleep and train”


Poses for a photo with a piece of paper that reads “World Record” in front

of an electronic clock that reads 2 hours, 00 minutes, 35 seconds.

That ‘someday’ came much sooner than Kelvin Kipyum (24-KENYA)

expected. Kipchoge won the 2023 Chicago Marathon in a world record

time of 2 hours, 00 minutes, 35 seconds on Monday. Kipchoge became the

first man in marathon history to break the 2:01 barrier. The previous

record was 2:01:09, set by Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, 39, at the Berlin

Marathon last September. Kipchoge broke the record by 34 seconds.

Kipchoge, who won back-to-back Olympic titles in Rio de Janeiro in 2016

and Tokyo in 2021, ran 59:51 at last year’s Berlin Marathon. Kipchoge was

nearly a minute behind him at the Chicago Marathon that day, crossing the

line in 1:48, but Kipchoge eventually overtook him in the second half of

the race, running 59:47. Kipchoge crossed the finish line in style, waving to

his supporters and blowing kisses with both hands. On the day, Kipchoge

covered 42.195 kilometers in an average of 17.1 seconds for the 100 meters.

A native of Chepsamo

A rural town about 300 kilometers northwest of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, Kipchoge was a shy boy a decade ago, raising goats and sheep in his hometown. He began running behind runners who traveled to Kenya to train for marathons, but it wasn’t until 2019 that he got serious about training. Kipchoge was so embarrassed to compete on the same course as his idol that he opted not to run the Berlin Marathon on March 25, opting instead for the Chicago Marathon. “Records are meant to be broken,” said Kipchoge, who also won the Berlin Marathon this year. I hope Kipchoge breaks the record,” he encouraged.

For Kipchoge, the Chicago Marathon was his third full marathon. Kipchut made a name for himself last December at the Valencia Marathon, where he ran 2:01:53, the fastest time ever for a full-course debutant. It was also the fourth-fastest time of all time. At the London Marathon in April this year, he ran 2:01:25, 28 seconds faster than his personal best and the second fastest time behind Kipchoge. Now, Kipchoge has to go through the usual verification process with Athletics World Federation (WA) to become an ‘All-Time Number One’.

Kipchoge’s coach

Gervais Hakizimana (37-Rwanda), says: “Kipchoge eats, sleeps and trains. Whereas Kipchoge runs 180 to 220 kilometers every week, Kiptoom runs 250 to 280 kilometers. Sometimes he runs more than 300 kilometers,” says Kipchoge. “I’m worried about injuries, and when I tell him, ‘This could end your career in five years,’ he doesn’t listen. This time, he’s going to make me take a month off somehow.”

Sifan Hassan (30-Netherlands) topped the women’s field at the Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:13:44, the second-best time ever. The 2021 Tokyo Olympics 5000m and 10,000m winner, who “only runs,” ran the full course just a month and a half after winning bronze in the 1500m and silver in the 5000m at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. 스포츠토토링크

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Pittsburgh beats Chicago Cubs 13-7, Bae Ji-Hwan sidelined

The Pittsburgh Pirates used a strong batting performance to defeat the Chicago Cubs.

Pittsburgh defeated the 2023 Major League Baseball Cubs 13-7 on April 21

at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA. 스포츠토토

Pittsburgh pounded the Cubs’ mound with an incredible offensive outburst, scoring 13 runs on 15 hits on the day.

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning, the Pirates pounded out six

straight hits from leadoff hitter Keybrian Hayes to Leover Peguero to

quickly take a 4-1 lead. One inning later, Joshua Palacios hit a three-run

homer to cap a seven-run fourth inning.

Trailing 8-5 after five runs in the bottom of the fifth, Pittsburgh scored

three runs in the top of the sixth, including a two-run homer by Conor Jo.

Pittsburgh added two more runs in the top of the ninth to put the game out of reach.

Of Pittsburgh’s nine starters on the day, 토토 only catcher Jason Delay, the

No. 9 hitter, failed to collect a hit.

Bae, 24, who went 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts in the previous

day’s game, sat out.

Pittsburgh remained in fourth place in the National League Central with a 71-81 record.

They are tied for eighth in the National League wild-card race. With just 10

games remaining in the regular season, the Pirates are virtually out of

contention for a postseason berth.

The third wild-card spot is held by the Chicago Cubs (79 wins, 73 losses),

who are eight games out of the postseason with Pittsburgh’s win today, but

are virtually impossible to overturn.

On the other hand, the Cubs’ postseason hopes were shot in the foot with

this loss. They are now a half-game behind the fourth-place Miami

Marlins (79-74) and a game behind the fifth-place Cincinnati Reds (79-75)

in the wild-card race. 스포츠토토링크

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Djokovic reaches US Open quarterfinals

Cruises to 24th major title

Novak Djokovic (#2-Serbia) celebrates after defeating Borna Goyo (#105-Croatia) during their men’s singles round of 16 match at the US Open on March 3, 2018 in New York, United States. Djokovic, bidding for his 24th Grand Slam title, won 3-0 (6-2 7-5 6-4) to reach the quarterfinals where he will face Taylor Fritz (#9-USA).

World No. 2 Novak Djokovic (Serbia) has reached the quarterfinals of the men’s singles competition at the 스포츠토토 U.S. Open tennis tournament ($65 million-$857 million prize pool).

Djokovic defeated 105th-ranked Borna Goyo of Croatia 3-0 (6-2 7-5 6-4) in the round of 16 of the men’s singles at Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City on Thursday.

Djokovic finished runner-up at the 2021 U.S. Open, but missed last year’s tournament as he was unable to step foot on U.S. soil due to not having received a COVID-19 vaccine.

Djokovic, who won his 23rd career major title at this year’s French Open, is making his first appearance at the US Open in two years.

Earlier in the day, 토토 Djokovic bounced back from a 1-2 set deficit against 38th-ranked László Zere (Serbia) in the round of 32 with three straight sets to win the match.

Djokovic will face Taylor Fritz (No. 9-USA) in the quarterfinals.

“It was the first time I played against Borna today and I tried to block his powerful serve,” Djokovic said after the match. “Fortunately, I was able to show my skills in the important moments and won the match in straight sets.”

Along with Djokovic, defending champion Carlos Alcaraz (No. 1-Spain) is the favorite to win the tournament. Alcaraz and Djokovic are drawn in different brackets and will not meet until both players reach the final.

With Alcaraz facing Matteo Arnaldi (#61-Italy) in the round of 16, Djokovic’s quarterfinal victory means he has plenty of time to wait for his next opponent.

Meanwhile, in the women’s singles, Jelena Ostapenko (21st-Latvia) produced an upset in the round of 16, defeating World No. 1 Iga Sibyontek (Poland) 2-1 (3-6 6-3 6-1).

Ostapenko has established herself as a clear ‘nemesis’ against Sibyontek, 스포츠토토링크 winning all four of their meetings.

Ostapenko will play Coco Goff (No. 6-USA) for a spot in the quarterfinals.