Chepkirui finished second behind record holder Tigist Assefa and she is now eyeing more success.
Berlin Marathon runner-up Sheila Chepkirui is definitely the lady going to watch when it comes to the full marathon.
Chepkirui defied all odds to finish second behind newly-crowned world record holder Tigist Assefa of Ethiopia. She has now set her sights on winning one of the major races since she believes she has all it takes to achieve her dream.
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ATHLETICS Tigist Assefa speaks after shattering the women’s marathon world record by more than 2 minutes in Berlin
Ethiopia's Tigist Assefa astounds the world, shattering the women's marathon record by over two minutes in Berlin, confessing, "I didn't expect."
She has now competed in two World Marathon Majors, the London Marathon where she finished fourth, and now the Berlin Marathon where she has finished second.
Speaking to Capital Sport, she said: “I’m happy to finish in the podium bracket in one of the Major Marathons.
I pray that one day I win one of the major races. I don’t know where I will run next…right now I shall be taking a break to just rest.”
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Richardson clocked a world-leading time of 10.65 to win the 100m at the World Championships but she has explained why it was not her perfect race of the season.
She made her debut at the Valencia Marathon last year where she finished third and so far, her progress has been smooth.
She extended her hand of gratitude to the fans who showed up and cheered her on as she went ahead to finish second.
“I thank them for praying for me and supporting me…that was motivation enough for me to execute a good run,” she said.