Results: Chumba, Kiplagat claim victory in Chicago

13 Oct 2015 04:59
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Marathon results

Despite coming in nearly five minutes slower than his third-place finish a year ago, Dickson Chumba (2:09:25) bested more than 46,000 runners to win the Chicago Marathon in Illinois’s capital city.
One of the largest marathons in the world, more than a million spectators lined the streets for the IAAF Gold Label race which began in 1977.
Sammy Kitwara (2:09:50) repeated in second with a time of 2:09:50.
He finished third in 2013.
Sammy Ndungu (2:10:06) beat Girmay Birhanu Gebru (2:10:07) by a second for third.
For the women, it was female half marathon record holder Florence Kiplagat (2:23:33) cutting almost two and a half minutes from her third place-finish a year ago to take the top spot.
Yebrgual Melese (2:23:43) earned runner-up honors with a time of 2:23:43.
Similar to the men’s race, third place was decided by a second with Birhane Dibaba (2:24:24) coming in just ahead of Kayoko Fukushi (2:24:25).
Dibaba finished fourth a year ago.


Top 10 Men

1 Dickson CHUMBA KEN 2:09:25
2 Sammy KITWARA KEN 2:09:50
3 Sammy NDUNGU KEN 2:10:06
4 Girmay Birhanu GEBRU ETH 2:10:07
5 Luke PUSKEDRA USA 2:10:24
6 Wesley KORIR KEN 2:10:38
7 Elkanah KIBET USA 2:11:31
8 Lucas ROTICH KEN 2:13:39
9 Abera KUMA ETH 2:13:44
10 Fernando CABADA USA 2:15:36

Top 10 Women

1 Florence KIPLAGAT KEN 2:23:33
2 Yebrgual MELESE ETH 2:23:43
3 Birhane DIBABA ETH 2:24:24
4 Kayoko FUKUSHI JPN 2:24:25
5 Mulu SEBOKA ETH 2:24:40
6 Meskerem ASSEFA ETH 2:25:11
7 Deena KASTOR USA 2:27:47
8 Diane NUKURI BDI 2:29:13
9 Jessica Draskau PETERSSON DEN 2:30:07
10 Sara HALL USA 2:31:14

Complete Results