2016 Chicago Marathon - Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 09, 2016
Chicago, IL
Runner's World:

Pilcher talks about how poor pacing at Chicago cost him because he couldn't hold himself back. Some other interseting insights like 80 miles a week on an ElliptiGO, being coach by Olympian Magda Boulet and prolific racing.

Toni Reavis:

Reavis says the prevalence of rabbitted races has developed a generation of "runners" rather than "racers" and ponders what is in the best long-term interest of the sport.

LRC 2016 Chicago Marathon: Abel Kirui Digs Deep To Resurrect His Career With His First Win Since 2011; Florence Kiplagat Sends A Statement To Athletics Kenya

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."

LRC Confident But Cautious, Stephen Sambu Is Ready For Marathon Debut

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

LRC Watch the 2016 Chicago Marathon Live on LetsRun.com

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

Citizen Digital:

“I’m not sure why I was the one whose visa was delayed. I’m yet to meet with the people who are responsible. Whether it was intentional or not, I will not let anyone take the title from me easily. I came here with one purpose and that is to take the title and go home a champion, nothing less,”

LRC 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). 

LRC 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?

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