2014 Chicago Marathon - Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Chicago, IL
October 12, 2014

Eliud Kipchoge is a special marathon talent, the 2014 Chicago race up front was special as well (even if the tv coverage wasn't), Bobby Curtis had a good day but Kenenisa Bekele didn't.

The women's field went out slow waiting for Rita Jeptoo to make her move. When she did it was all over and she won her fourth straight World Marathon Major. She picked up the $500,000 WMM first place prize today as American Amy Hastings was 5th in 2:27:03, equal to her old pr.

Bobby Curtis led the way in 2:11:20 in 9th, Jake Riley had a nice debut and Gabe Proctor turned heads by going out hard and PRing. 

Eliud Kipchoge impressed on the roads, and then he high-fived the fans afterwards, and inspired us with his words. A class act.

The American women led by Amy Hastings had 5 in the top 10. We break down how they did.

Kenenisa Bekele, the worlds most credentialed distance runner, says we'll see a 2 hour marathon, "if the scientists create different human beings." His agent Jos Hermens is much more optimistic.

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Awards 2014 Women's Title To Mare Dibaba

Dibaba ran 2:25:37 in 2014 finishing about a minute back from the now officially DQ'd Rita Jeptoo.

Kenenisa Bekele after 4th Place Finish at 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Video with Bobby Curtis and Amy Hastings after 2014 Chicago Marathon. Curtis ran a pr of 2:11:20 for 9th place and Amy Hastings tied her pr in 2:27:03.

Video Reaction From #1 Americans Bobby Curtis and Amy Hastings After Chicago Marathon 2014

Video with Bobby Curtis and Amy Hastings after 2014 Chicago Marathon. Curtis ran a pr of 2:11:20 for 9th place and Amy Hastings tied her pr in 2:27:03.

Experience May Give Eliud Kipchoge Edge Over Kenenisa Bekele At Chicago Marathon

TRACKING – 2014 Chicago Marathon Runner Tracking Info

2014 Chicago Marathon TV and Streaming Info

LRC Chicago 2014 USA Women Video Roundtable: Whitney Bevins-Lazarra, Sara Cummings, Heidi Greenwood, Lindsey Scherf, Wendy Thomas

Meet America's Blue Collar female marathoners. All with jobs. All hoping to kick ass in Chicago: Whitney Bevins-Lazarra, Sara Cummings, Heidi Greenwood, Lindsey Scherf, Wendy Thomas

LRC Video Roundtable With America's Blue Collar Marathoners: Matt Llano, Pat Rizzo, Jameson Mora, Carlos Trujillo and Stephen Pifer

We sat down with America's Blue Collar marathoners and had our first LRC video roundtable, asking them how they got to this point in their careers, about their training, and much, much more. Plus, they give their advice to debut marathoners including Matt Llano.

The Titans Speak: Kipchoge and Bekele Ready to Battle Sunday in Chicago

We've got everything covered from Kipchoge and Bekele: Bekele's best workouts ever, #firstworldproblems, who wins in a kick, whether Bekele gets nervous, and how far their longest runs are.

It's Official: There Are Men Besides Kenenisa Bekele And Eliud Kipchoge Racing The Chicago Marathon

The two all-time greats will be challenged by a slew of other top Kenyans and Ethiopians with PRs in the 2:04-2:05 and it would not take a huge upset for one of them to come out on top.

Hansons Brooks Teammates Bobby Curtis and Jake Riley Ready for Chicago

Hansons Brooks athletes Bobby Curtis and Jake Riley are ready for the 2014 Chicago Marathon.

Christo Landry With 150 Mile Weeks and 32 Mile Long Runs Behind Him is Ready for Chicago

The training interview of the weekend from Chicago.

Amy Hastings And Lisa Uhl Ready To Take On The 2014 Chicago Marathon

The Pros Do Matter: Marathon Fever Hits Chicago as Carey Pinkowski Honored For 25 Years as Race Director

2014 Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: Rita Jeptoo Attempts to Win Fourth Straight World Marathon Major

After a 2:18:57 CR in Boston in April, a win by Jeptoo would give her the best two-year run since Paula Radcliffe set two WRs and won three majors from 2002-2003., but it will be far from easy as marathon world record holder Florence Kiplagat and 2:19:52 woman Mare Dibaba will both try to beat Jeptoo to the finish line in Grant Park. The American contingent is led by Olympian Amy Hastings and Clara Santucci, who won the Pittsburgh Marathon in May, as Lisa Uhl looks to try to start the resurrection of her career.

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