Kenyas Kosgei sets new record in 2019 Great North Run

kenyas Brigid Kosgei won the womens half-marathon event in 2019 Great North Run in Newcastle, England. In men's event, Mo Farah won for a record of the sixth year with 59min 7sec.
Vamsi Athreya

Updated: Sep 10,2019 04:05:54 pm

Kenyas Kosgei sets new record in 2019 Great North Run

10 September 2019 Current Affairs:kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the women’s half-marathon event in 2019 Great North Run in Newcastle, England. She finished the run with a time duration of 1 hour four minutes and twenty-eight seconds. Her time was twenty-three seconds faster than Kenyan Joyciline Jepkosgei on September 8th, 2019 in London.

Brigid Kosgei:
Brigid Jepscheschir Kosgei is a Kenyan marathoner before this event she won the 2018 Chicago Marathon, London marathon, She came second at the 2017 Chicago Marathon and 2018 London Marathon.

Women’s half marathon:

Brigid Kosgei - First (1:04:28)
Magdalene Masai - Second (1:07.36)
Linet Nilotic - Third (1:07:44)
Men’s elite race:
Mo Farah won for a record of the sixth year with 59min 7sec
Tamirat Tola won second with a duration of  59min 13sec
Abdi Nageeye of Netherlands was third with a duration of 59min 55 sec.
Wheelchair race:
Men’s wheelchair race:

David Weir won first with the timing 43:31 
Canadian Brent Lakatos won second with the timing 43:36
Simon Lawson won third with the timing 45:58
Women’s wheelchair race: 
Jade Hall won first with the timing 50:15
Briton Shelly Woods won second with the timing 51:41
Pole Martyna Snopek won third with the timing 1:06:38

A Great North Run:
Great North Run is the largest half marathon in the world. It was established in 1981.  It takes place from Newcastle upon Tyne to the Town Moor, North East England.
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