2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

October 13, 2019
Chicago, IL
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3 years ago

LRC Lawrence Cherono Sprints To 2019 Chicago Marathon Title, His 2nd Straight Major Win

Just as he did in Boston earlier this year, Lawrence Cherono won a thrilling sprint finish for the title today in Chicago. Meanwhile, former NOP teammates Mo Farah and Galen Rupp both struggled but 10 Americans broke 2:12.

3 years ago

LRC Brigid Kosgei Runs 2:14:04, Shatters Women's Marathon World Record at 2019 Chicago Marathon

Paula Radcliffe's legendary 2:15:25 world record is history after 16+ years.

3 years ago

3 years ago

LRC Questions & (Some) Answers: Galen Rupp Meets the Press Ahead of 2019 Chicago Marathon

Jonathan Gault has a hard-time believing one key answer Rupp gave at today's press event. When asked when did he learn that Salazar had been charged by USADA, Rupp said, “I read about it on the news, I think like everybody else.” As for what type of shape Rupp is in, Rupp himself wants to know. “I’m kind of wondering about it too, to be honest,” Rupp said.

3 years ago

LRC 2019 Chicago Women's Preview: The Course & American Records Are In Jeopardy -- If the Weather Cooperates

The world's best marathoner Brigid Kosgei is racing Chicago and that means Paula Radcliffe's 17-year-old course record of 2:17:18 is in jeopardy. Could Deena Kastor's American record also fall?

3 years ago

LRC 2019 Chicago Marathon Men's Preview: Galen Rupp Returns to Face Mo Farah & Boston Champ Lawrence Cherono

How will Rupp do in his first race since last year's Chicago and in his first since Alberto Salazar's ban? Should defending champ Mo Farah be considered the favorite or should that honor go to Boston champ Lawrence Cherono?

3 years ago

Runner's World:

Hasay talks about going for the AR in Chicago, her coaching relationship with Salazar, the fact she's never got a transfusion or a TUE and never seen Dr. Brown, how she feels about Kara Goucher and more.
*MB: Hasay breaks her silence about Salazar and talks about her future

LRC Dathan Ritzenhein Withdraws from 2019 Chicago Marathon

Chronic foot issues led to flare-ups in other areas, which caused the 36-year-old to withdraw ahead of the race on October 13. He still plans on racing the Olympic Trials in February.

LRC 2019 Chicago Marathon Elite Field Analysis: An Extremely Shallow Women's Race, But The Men's Race Could Be Epic

Defending champ Brigid Kosgei is back, but Jordan Hasay is the only other woman faster than 2:22:56. Boston champ Lawrence Cherono & Dubai champ Getaneh Molla join Mo FarahGalen Rupp in the men's race. And Amy Cragg is a scratch.

LRC Past Champions Dickson Chumba And Brigid Kosgei Lead International Field For The 2019 Chicago Marathon

Kosgei comes in as the defending champion after winning in 2018 in 2:18:35 and then winning London in 2:18:20. She is joined by Betsy Saina (2:22:56) and Mexico's Madai Perez (2:22:59). Chumba won Chicago in 2015, but will only be the fourth fastest in the field as Dubai champ Getaneh Molla (2:03:34) and runner-up Herpasa Negasa (2:03:40) lead the way along with previously announced Mo Farah. USA's Amy Cragg, Chris Derrick and Brogan Austin have all withdrawn.

LRC Remember Amy Cragg? With the Olympic Trials Looming, the World Championship Medalist Is Heading to Chicago - Her 1st Marathon in 19 Months

The 5th fastest American in history thinks she can still PR at age 35. She also reveals that that she thinks the Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% shoes have helped her a lot.

LRC Chicago Marathon Announces 2019 US Elite Field: Cragg, Derrick, & Ritz Join Rupp & Hasay

We break down what it all means as we we get closer to the 2020 US Trials. Plus, why we think Berlin might be a better option.
*MB: 2019 Chicago Marathon US field is out: Cragg, Derrick, Ritz Join Rupp & Hasay

LRC Deep American Fields Announced For The 2019 Chicago Marathon With Dathan Ritzenhein And Amy Cragg Joining Previously Announced Galen Rupp And Jordan Hasay

Another top names announced include US marathon champs Brogan Austin and Emma Bates as well as Stephanie Bruce, Lindsay Flanagan, Chris Derrick, Diego Estrada and Parker Stinson.

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