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Monday, 21 November 2016 10:11

Early Signup for the 2017 Chicago Marathon!

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Apply now and be part of history! - Imagine yourself running through 29 Chicago neighborhoods with more than 40,000 runners. Imagine 1.7 million spectators cheering you on every step of the way. Imagine crossing the finish line of the 40th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and etching your name in the record books.

Luka Rotich leaves it till final kilometre before taking winning lead, Debutant Nancy Arusei wins women's title in Athens - In a dramatic closing sequence Luka Rotich overhauled his fellow Kenyan and long-time race leader Benson Kipruto to take a winning advantage in the 34th edition of the Athens Marathon. The Authentic with only one kilometre left to run. In warm and often windy conditions the 28-year-old won in 2:12:49 ahead of Kipruto's 2:13:24. Completing the more familiar tale of a Kenyan clean sweep, Andrew Kimtai finished third in 2:13:26. The elite women's field also produced a Kenyan winner and a debutant at that: Nancy Arusei overcame the tough course for an impressive run in 2:38:13 with the 30-year-old finishing ahead of Algeria's Kenza Dahmani in 2:38:28 and Ourania Rebouli of Greece taking a distant third place in 2:49:24.

A total of $278,000 in guaranteed prize money will be awarded to the top finishers in the four races on January 15th, including a $45,000 first place payout for both the men's and women's champions

No marathon runner has ever broken 2:10 on the historic course in Athens. This is the target which the elite men have set themselves on Sunday for the 34th edition of the "Athens Marathon. The Authentic.“ A group of leading Kenyan runners with Luka Rotich at their head, are planning a race tempo to achieve exactly that. But while international results these days frequently feature times of under 2:05 on the fastest courses, Athens presents a course like no other.


Abdi Abdirahman is one of our most veteran of American distance runners. Abdi is a four time Olympian, who competed in 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012. In 2000 and 2004, Abdi made the U.S. Olympic team at 10,000 meters, finishing in tenth in 2000 and fifteenth in 2004.

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Images: 2016 Olympic Games