Athletics - Flora London Marathon 2009 Name: Sammy Wanjiru, 22
Profession: Marathoner, 2007-present
Fukuoka: CR 2:06:39
Olympic Games: CR 2:06:32
London: CR 2:05:10
Chicago '09: CR 2:05:41!!

Sammy Wanjiru threw down after 20 miles to drop Charles Munyeki and Vincent Kipruto to win and break Khalid Khannouchi's course record by 1 second. The early pace was ridiculously fast and Abderrahim Goumri was smart, laying back and charging late to get 2nd place AGAIN!

On the women's side Lilya Shobukhova
followed her 3rd in London this year with her first big marathon win ahead of aging stars Irina Mikitenko (2nd) and Deena Kastor (DNF) 6th.

Chicago '09: Men Out Fast, Women Out Slow - 6 Men 18:41 through 4 miles (4:40 per mile!) *Official Chicago Marathon Thread *Science Of Sport Live Splits *Live Feed 8am Eastern Here