Kenyan-born American, Hillary Bor broke the four year course record at the Twin Cities Marathon’s 10-mile race held on Sunday (02) in Minneapolis, United States.
The 32 year-old battled for the honors with Shadrack Kipchirchir, Sam Chelanga and Biya Simbassa who recently smashed USATF 10 km Road Championships course record.
Bor and the two pulled away from leading group of eight after the four miles mark and went through the five mile split with Simbassa leading the charge.
Bor and Chelanga pushed the pace through the next three miles, eventually separating themselves from the pack putting a 14 second lead on Simbassa by mile eight.
Bor engaged his gear as he accelerated leaving Chelanga and Simbassa fighting for their breath as he surged ahead and erased the old course course record of 46:32 that had been set in 2018 by Kipchirchir with a new course time of 46:06.
Chelanga managed to hold off Simbassa as he crossed the finish with a personal best eight seconds later with the latter closing the podium three finishes in 46:29.
The former course record holder came home in fourth in 46:40 with Reed Fischer finishing in fifth place in 46:40.
The women’s race was won by Fiona O’Keeffe who won the $10,000 equalizer bonus for crossing the finish line first ahead of Bor.
Fiona broke the old course record of 51:42 that had been set by Molly Huddle in 2015 with a new course record of 51:42.
The 24 year-old was followed a distant later by Annie Frisbie in 52:10 with Emily Durgin finishing in third spot in 52:16.
Nell Rojas and Aliphine Tuliamuk came home in fourth and fifth place in a time of 52:20 and 52:35 respectively.