We asked Jonathan Gault to find out more about the new half marathon WR holder and he's written one of my favorite pieces.
Check this nugget of info out, Kiptum, who has a 2:05 marathon pb, wanted to run Chicago but they didn't have an appearance fee for him as according to his agent “his credentials were not good enough.” So instead he just broke the WR at 13.1. Unreal.
PS. Every American who got a penny of an appearance fee in Chicago should be very grateful.