2014 Chicago Marathon - Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 12, 2014
Chicago, IL

LRC 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.


2-time world champ Edna Kiplagat: "I hope the [ban] will deter Kenyan athletes to stop taking shortcuts. It will be a lesson for others. It's unfortunate since nobody wants anyone to be banned. If you take something like EPO, which is injected as a professional athlete, it is obvious you know what you are putting in your body."
*MB: Justice: Rita Jeptoo gets 2 year ban from Atheltics Kenya


Runner's World:

Hermens said Bekele wasn't doing enough mileage for or long enough long runs before Chicago and that he moved to Renato Canova because he realized he needed "more scientific training with a good coach".


She says she actually had some better workouts before NYC last year when she bombed 2:42 versus the 2:27 she ran in Chicago.

DNAinfo Chicago:

He ran with a pack of runners for a brief time before he was tackled and arrested by police.

Runner's World:

The writer says optimal temps for elites is 43 degrees and has an interesting theory that Paris is on average actually faster than Chicago because of this. They argue the point was proven by Kenenisa Bekele's slower Chicago time compared to Paris.


Curtis shares some of his key workouts and reveals that he'll be running US XC Champs.

LRC How Did The American Women Run At The 2014 Chicago Marathon?

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

Chicago Tribune:

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.

LRC Eliud Kipchoge an Inspiration On and Off the Roads

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

LRC How Did The American Men Run In Chicago?

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. 

LRC 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.

LRC 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.

Chicago Tribune:

American Amy Hastings matched her PB of 2:27:03 to the seconed to finish 5th.

LRC 5 Quick Thoughts On The 2014 Chicago Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge is a star, Kenenisa Bekele is looking for answers, a great race up front (even if you didn't realize it), Bobby Curtis PRs and more

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.

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