Chepngetich triumphs on Chicago Marathon debut

Chepngetich triumphs on Chicago Marathon debut

Chepngetich, who won gold at the 2019 world championships, went out fast, securing a 27-second lead through the first 10 kilometres and never let up, finishing a minute and 49 seconds ahead of second-placed American Emma Bates.

Ruth Chepngetich

Kenya's Ruth Chepngetich obliterated the field to win the women's Chicago Marathon in 2:22:31 on Sunday, as Ethiopia's Seifu Tura claimed victory in the men's race.

Chepngetich, who won gold at the 2019 world championships, went out fast, securing a 27-second lead through the first 10 kilometres and never let up, finishing a minute and 49 seconds ahead of second-placed American Emma Bates.

Kenya's Eric Kiptanui finished third in the men's race in a time of  2 hours 06 minutes 51 seconds while Ethiopia's Sheifu Tura won in 2:06:12, followed by the USA's Galen Rupp in 2:06:35.

Women’s top 10

1 Ruth Chepngetich KEN 2:22:31
2 Emma Bates USA 2:24:20 (PB)
3 Sara Hall USA 2:27:19
4 Keira D’Amato USA 2:28:22
5 Vivian Kiplagat KEN 2:29:14
6 Maegan Kritchin USA 2:30:17
7 Carrie Verdon USA 2:31:51
8 Sarah Pagano USA 2:33:11
9 Meseret Belete Tola ETH 2:33:14
10 Lindsay Flanagan USA 2:33:20

Men’s top 10

1 Seifu Tura ETH 2:06:12
2 Galen Rupp USA 2:06:35
3 Eric Kiptanui KEN 2:06:51
4 Kengo Suzuki JPN 2:08:50
5 Shifera Tamru ETH 2:09:39
6 Colin Mickow USA 2:13:31
7 Nico Montanez USA 2:13:55
8 Reuben Kipyego KEN 2:14:24
9 Reed Fischer USA 2:14:41
10 Wilkerson Given USA 2:14:55

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