2016 Chicago Marathon - Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Chicago, IL
October 9, 2016
Kirui, "We were pushing and I was tired, but my mind kept saying ‘go Kirui, go Kirui, go Kirui, your dream is coming true today’. And I was able to achieve it."
Estrada wanted this one badly.
Puskedra's 14-month old daughter Penelope, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma two days after the Trials, is now cancer-free. That's allowed Puskedra to focus on cranking out 130-mile weeks (in singles!) in preparation for Chicago.

2016 Chicago Marathon Race Recaps: With Contrasting Styles, Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat Prevail At Chicago Marathon

Confident But Cautious, Stephen Sambu Is Ready For Marathon Debut

Carey Pinkowski picked Sambu as his first elite due to his "deep intergrity."

Watch the 2016 Chicago Marathon Live on LetsRun.com

8 am eastern. Tim Hutchings, Ed Eyestone on the call.

Luke Puskedra and Diego Estrada Both Say They Are Ready - Could A Sub-2:10 Be In The Cards?

Puskedra: "There’s a resurgence in American distance running and I want to jump on the back end of it." Estrada says he's going out between 3:00 and 3:05 per km (2:06-2:10 pace). 

Chicago Marathon Press Conference: Great Weather Is In The Forecast But The Elite Men Say They'll Be Racing As The Elite Women Don't Rule Out A Sub-2:20

Conditions ideal for a fast time appear to be on the forecast for Sunday, will the elite men and women go for a fast one?

TV, Streaming and Live Tracking for 2016 Chicago Marathon

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: It's a Clash of the Kiplagats as Florence and Edna Square Off on the Streets of Chicago

The women's field in Chicago has a total of seven women with PRs under 2:25 including the Kiplagats, Boston champ Atsede Baysa and Kenyan Olympian Visiline JepkeshoSerena Burla (8th at Olympic Trials), Alia Gray (10th at Olympic Trials) and Sarah Crouch (2nd American at Boston) are the top U.S. entrants.

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Men's Preview: Dickson Chumba Goes for the Repeat as Americans Luke Puskedra, Elkanah Kibet & Diego Estrada Do Battle

No one has repeated in Chicago since Sammy Wanjiru in 2010 (the final race Wanjiru would ever run). Chumba is the best of a shallow men's elite field that also features two-time London champ Tsegaye Kebede and two-time world champ Abel Kirui looking to resurrect their careers.

Americans Luke Puskedra, Elkanah Kibet & Diego Estrada Talk About Their Chicago Marathon Buildups

Puskedra thinks he's in similar shape to last year when he was a big surprise, Estrada says he's purposely going in undertrained and Kibet might be in the best shape of the three.

Study Finds Bank of America Chicago Marathon Brings More Than $277 Million to Chicago Economy

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field Released - WR Holder Dennis Kimetto, Dickson Chumba, and Tsegaye Kebede Lead the Men’s Field;  Florence Kiplagat and Atsede Baysa Highlight the Women’s Field

See who is in for 2016 Chicago. Luke Puskedra leads the American charge.

Stephen Sambu to Make His 26.2-Mile Debut at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Sambu has PBs of 26:54 and 60:41.

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