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Florence Kiplagat succesfully defends Chicago title

While the men’s race was run at a slow and deliberate pace, the women’s race was run at intervals of torrid and slow. By the halfway point, the leading pack had been reduced to Florence Kiplagat, Edna Kiplagat, Valentine Kipketer, … Continue reading

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Kirui stages massive career revival in Chicago

Coming into the 2016 Chicago marathon, not much was expected from Abel Kirui. After winning the world championships in 2009 and 2011 and the Olympic silver medal in 2012, Kirui’s career had hit a rough patch. He never finished better … Continue reading

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Rita Jeptoo wins Chicago and $500,000 bonus

Rita Jeptoo Jeptoo succesfully defended her Chicago marathon title. Jeptoo 33, pumped her fists as she crossed the finish line alone Sunday morning in 2 hours, 24 minutes, 35 seconds before kneeling to the ground in elation. “It was more … Continue reading

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Shades of 2003 as Eliud Kipchoge beats Bekele

In windy conditions, Eliud Kipchoge beat a strong field that included Ethiopian legend Kenenisa Bekele to win the 2014 Chicago marathon in an impressive time of 2:04:11. Two other Kenyans Sammy Kitwara and Dickson Chumba (2:04:32) finished second and third … Continue reading

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