Kenya’s Maurine Chepkemoi destroyed the course record at the 75th edition of the Enschede marathon that was held on Sunday (24) in Enschede, Netherlands.
The 23 year-old came to this race with the fastest time on paper of 2:20.18 that she got at the 2021 Amsterdam Marathon, where she took the silver medal.
Chepkemoi took charge of the race from the 30km mark leaving the leading group of Alemtsehay Asefa from Ethiopia and her compatriot Caroline Jepchirchir behind with her eyes set on the course record of 2:25.59 that was set by Katharina Steinruck from Germany in 2021.
The 2021 Geneva Marathon champion increased her pace with 2km remaining to smash the old record by more than four minutes as she set a new course record time of 2:21.10.
Chepkemoi was followed a distant later by Asefa who crossed the line with over three minutes later in a time of 2:24.42 with Jepchirchir closing the podium finish in 2:26.11.
Ethiopia’s Aberash Feyesa and Naomi Jebet finished in fourth and fifth place in a time of 2:26.43 and 2:28.00 respectively.
- Maurine Chepkemoi (KEN) 2:21.10
- Alemtsehay Asefa (ETH) 2:24.42
- Caroline Jepchirchir (KEN) 2:26.11
- Aberash Feyesa (ETH) 2:26.43
- Naomi Jebet (KEN) 2:28.00
- Brenda Jerotich (KEN) 2:28.27
- Euliter Tanui (KEN) 2:31.17
- Rodah Tanui (KEN) 2:38.13