At the end of one of the hottest marathons in history, Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya — who earlier this year became the third-fastest woman in history by running 2:17:08 in Dubai — was the last woman standing, earning the first gold medal of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in 2:32:43, the slowest winning time in world championship history. 2017 champion Rose Chelimo of Bahrain grabbed the silver in 2:33:46 as Commonwealth champion Helalia Johannes became the first Namibian woman to medal at Worlds by taking bronze in 2:34:15. Two-time world champion Edna Kiplagat, 39, came up a little short in her quest for a 4th medal at worlds as she was fourth in 2:35:36. 41-year-old Roberta Groner, the full-time nurse who ran 2:29 in Rotterdam in April, had a fantastic race and led the Americans by finishing 6th overall in 2:38:44. Carrie Dimoff took 13th in 2:44:35 while Kelsey Bruce, who ran for LetsRun at the World Cross Country Championships in March, finished 38th in 3:09:37. The conditions were as brutal as advertised. You can’t always tell the story of a marathon by looking at the results, but in this one, you could. A woman who ran 2:17 earlier this year ran 2:32 today and s...