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Chicago Marathon 2009 Results: Course record sparks Twitter reaction

Samuel Wanjiru of Kenya won the Bank of America 2009 Chicago Marathon with an impressive 2:05:41, a new course record. It was his first marathon in the United States. On the women's side, Liliya Shobukhova of Russia finished in 2:25:56 to win.

The complete top results can be found here on the Chicago Marathon Web site.

As for Wanjiru's quick finish, local Twitter users were just as quick to comment:

  1. Deanna O'Connell
    DeannaOConnell Kenyan Sammie Wanjru just won the Chicago Marathon in 2:05 - a new course record unofficially.
  2. Beth
    hellobesu i slept through the chicago marathon. of course someone from Kenya won. they always do!
  3. Tom Besore
    tombesore Okay, somebody just won the Chicago Marathon. Tell the other runners that the race is over and that they need not continue.
  4. shazam7
    shazam7 So a guy from Kenya won the Chicago marathon 2day. He's lucky i couldnt make it cause i over slept. Cause boooy. . . .
  5. Kaarin Tisue
    katchicago Wow, I just got up and someone already won the Chicago marathon.
  6. Deborah
    lilnerdette congrats to Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya and Liliya Shobukhova of Russia who have won the 2009 Chicago Marathon. now go get warm. brrr!

Additional ChicagoNow coverage of the Chicago Marathon can be found here.



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