The 26.2-mile 2013 Chicago Marathon course started at 7:30 a.m. at Monroe and Columbus, winding through 29 neighborhoods continuing as far north as Addison, as far west as Damen and as far south as 35th, finishing in Grant Park at Columbus.
Winner of the 2013 Chicago Marathon with a record setting time of 2 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds was Dennis Kimetto of Kenya. Breaking course record Sunday by beating the old record time of 2:04:38 set last year by Ethiopia's Tsegaye KebedeThe 2013 Women's winner was Rita Jeptoo. Sunday's race in Chicago was the first major marathon in the United States since the Boston bombings.
Kimetto finished in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 45 seconds, leading a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men. He beat the mark of 2:04:38 set by Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede last year. He pulled away from Emannuel Mutai over the last few miles and was all alone with both arms raised as he crossed the finish line. Before the race, there was a 30-second moment of silence to honor the victims of the Boston bombings.
Jemima Sumgong Jelegat of Kenya (2:20:48) was second, followed by Maria Konovalova of Russia (2:22:46).
The winners each earned $100,000. Kimetto gets an additional $75,000 for the course record, while Jeptoo gets another $40,000 for finishing under 2:20:00.
The winners of the wheelchair division was American Tatyana McFadden winning the third consecutive side of the women’s wheelchair race in 1:42:35, by three seconds. She also became the first to win Boston, London and Chicago marathons consecutively.
|2||Jelagat Sumgong, Jemima||KEN||2:20:48|
|6||Kiros Reda, Ehitu||ETH||2:27:42|
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