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American Galen Rupp Wins Chicago Marathon

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10/09/2017 - 12:22

CHICAGO — Galen Rupp ran 2:09:20 to win the Chicago Marathon, becoming the first American male in 15 years to win the event. Rupp was the Olympic bronze medalist.

Rupp knocked 38 seconds off his personal best time and won by 28 seconds over second place finisher Abel Kirui. Third went to Bernard Kipyego in 2:10:23. World record holder Dennis Kimetto dropped out at 25 kilometers.

In the women’s race, Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia ran 2:18:31, sixth fastest time in history, to win in the second-fastest Chicago Marathon time ever. Brigid Kosgei of Kenya was second in 2:20:22.

American Jordan Hasay finished in 2:20:57, the second fastest American female time ever, to finish a strong third. (The fastest-ever marathon by an American woman is 2:19:36 by Deena Kastor.)

In his last four marathons, Rupp has now won the Chicago Marathon, finished first in the American Olympic Trials, won the bronze medal in the Olympics, and finished second at the Boston Marathon. He earned $100,000 for winning the Chicago Marathon, plus $15,000 as the first American finisher.

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