Great Post Chicago Marathon Interview with Abel Kirui Plus Florence Kiplagat, Marcel Hug, and Tatyana McFadden

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October 9, 2016

NBC Chicago had a great interview with Abel Kirui after Kirui triumphed in a great battle with Dickson Chumba at the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Kirui talked of not only what this win meant for him today, but his desire to now be part of a possible tremendous marathon match-up in London next year.

Highlights: “[Both of us the men’s and women’s winners] being guided by Renato Canova it is amazing. We are shedding tears right now. It is wonderful, amazing.  I have been deciding to do something [great] on the soil of America… I was putting all my prayers and efforts to win today.”

“I think now I need to meet with three guys. I was praying so hard that I get something [good] here so I [could] request to my manager to meet with Eliud [Kipchoge] and [Kenenisa] Bekele and Wilson Kipsang next year in London. That is my main goal in life.”


Florence Kiplagat Post-Race Interview “I was very confident as soon as I wasn’t selected for the Olympics,” said Kiplagat. When she was asked about her dance at the finish she said, “Of course, winning a major race is fantastic.”

Wheelchair Winner Marcel Hug

Wheelchair Women’s Winner Tatyana McFadden

More NBC Chicago video here

Abel Kirui

Abel Kirui

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