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Brigid Kosgei Wins 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Women's Race

Kosgei, of Kenya, broke away with a huge lead near the end of the race

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    Brigid Kosgei Says Rain Helped Her to Chicago Marathon Win

    Brigid Kosgei earned an epic comeback after a second-place finish in 2017. She speaks from the finish line after her 2018 victory.

    (Published Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018)

    After finishing second in 2017, Brigid Kosgei has raced her way to an incredible Bank of America Chicago Marathon victory.

    Kosgei, a 24-year-old from Kenya, broke away with a huge lead near the end of the race, far outpacing her closest competitor, Ethiopia’s Roza Dereje.

    She finished with an official time of 2:18:35. 

    "I feel OK because last year I was position two," she said after the race. "Today I have a bit of an injury but I broke my time. I was injured but the problem, the injury, I swallowed the pain."

    Watch Brigid Kosgei's Incredible Marathon Finish

    [CHI] Watch Brigid Kosgei's Incredible Marathon Finish

    Brigid Kosgei achieved an incredible comeback, taking first place in the women's race for the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon following her second-place finish in 2017. 

    (Published Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018)

    Kosgei wowed fans last year with a second place finish in Chicago, running the sixth fastest time ever run in the Windy City race.

    She said she enjoyed the rain that fell on runners during this year's race.

    "I enjoy when the rain is coming. I enjoy the run more than no rain," she said. 

    She opened her 2018 season with a boom, finishing second in London. With Sunday's race, Kosgei has finished first or second in eight of her nine career marathons.

    Check back for more on this developing story.

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