2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 13, 2013
Capital Sports:

Kimetto: “To be honest, I was not aware I was in world record pace since no one told us and there was no lead car ahead of us. … at the end of the race, I had so much energy and when I looked at the clock at the end, I knew a huge chance had passed.”

Toni Reavis:

Comparing Chicago to Berlin, Reavis thinks that the competition in Chicago between Dennis Kimmetto and Emmanuel Mutai actually hurt Kimmetto’s final time and his chance at a WR.

Capital Sports:

Mutai: “I don’t know what I did to [be] number two. In fact, I want to conduct a research on how I always end up second even when I’m so prepared like last Sunday. Of course, it is not a bad position but the missed chances leave you wondering what is wrong.”


He was the last to cross the finish line of the Chicago Marathon, almost 17 hours after he started the race.

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World Athletics:

“The World record in Berlin, I think, has set the atmosphere for Sunday,” said Pinkowski. “I think the culture is that we’re going to go fast.” Pinkowski has loaded his field with some of the sport’s top Africans, including five men who have run sub-2:06 and seven women who have run under 2:24. With the help of 10 pacemakers, he expects the race to be both fast and closely-contested. “I think the course record is going to go,” Pinkowski said confidently.

Toni Reavis:

Is there a formula?  No.  But it’s like casting a play.  What I like (in a field) is chemistry.  So you get some runners with experience (like Emmanuel Mutai), and some guys with inexperience (like Atsedu Tsegay).  I like risk takers. I like athleticism complimenting each other.  You know how I know I have done my job?  It is when I look at the list and see the outcome one way. Then when I look at the list an hour later I come to a completely different conclusion.

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