Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede shocked the Midwest by running 2:04:38 and breaking the Chicago Marathon men's record on Sunday.
On the men's side, Kenya has dominated marathon running in Chicago for a long time, leaving a natural want for an upset. Kebede, the first Ethiopian man to win the Chicago Marathon, gave the world a new target to shoot for.
Every sport needs parity, and now is a great time for the world to catch up to Kenya's runners.
Kebede's record, though not a world record, will still help to push others towards the goal of being the first man to break two hours.