2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 07, 2018
Chicago, IL
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LRC Brigid Kosgei Wins 2018 Chicago Marathon in 2:18:35, Becomes 9th Woman To Break 2:19:00 As No Americans Break 2:30

Sarah Crouch took top American honors in 6th in 2:32:37 as Gwen Jorgensen (2:36:23) and Laura Thweatt (DNF) struggled.

LRC 2018 Chicago Marathon Tracking, Splits and Results

Tracking and results for this year's marathon in Chicago can be found here.

LRC What We Learned In Chicago: Augustine Choge Has the GOAT Training Partners, Parker Stinson Is All-In For 2:10, Laura Thweatt Is Looking To Break Through & More

The press conference today in Chicago was fascinating. Can a 1:44 800 guy really run 2:05? Can an American not named Galen Rupp run 2:10? Can Laura Thweatt take the next step?

LRC Galen Rupp & Mo Farah Want to Beat Each Other In Chicago, But This Is No Grudge Match

Both men downplayed speculation that Sunday's race would serve as a huge duel between former friends. "We still have a great relationship," Rupp said. Plus Farah reveals he hopes the pacers go out in 62 flat.

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Rupp knows the only time he's beaten Farah was when Farah fell in a track race. "“I’ve got no excuses...I’m certainly more suited for the longer distances.”

LRC 2018 Chicago Marathon Preview: Three Sub-2:20 Women Do Battle + How Will Gwen Jorgensen Fare In Her First Serious Marathon?

Jordan Hasay and Amy Cragg will be missed but three sub-2:20 women including the 2018 Dubai and Tokyo champs are racing as are Laura Thweatt and Gwen Jorgensen.

LRC 2018 Chicago Marathon Preview: Rupp vs. Farah, But Is Geoffrey Kirui Better Than Both of Them?

Plus we also take a look at Augustine Choge's incredible range & search for the next American sub-2:10 guy.  We are so excited about this one we've written nearly 4,000 words about it.

LRC As They Prepare To Face Off At The Chicago Marathon, A Look At The History Of Former Training Partners Mo Farah & Galen Rupp

Six years ago, they were training partners, the best of buds and on top of the world after going 1-2 in the 10k at the Olympics. Now they are rivals, and this Sunday in Chicago, Mo Farah and Galen Rupp will be quare off for the first time at the 26.2 mile distance.

LRC 5 Questions with Olympic Champ Gwen Jorgensen before the Chicago Marathon

Gwen Jorgensen is still focused on Olympic gold in 2020.

LRC Props to Chicago: Galen Rupp will battle strong international field as he tries to repeat at Chicago Marathon

The international fields for the 2018 Chiago Marathon are out and this year we have no fears about whether Chicago is being watered down to insure a victory by Galen Rupp. If Rupp is to defend his crown, he'll have to defeat the winners of the following marathons in 2018: Dubai, Tokyo, Rotterdam, Paris and Boston. The American hopefuls on the women's side, Jordan Hasay and Amy Cragg, also face increased competition as well.

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