Men's field has Ryan Hall, Shadrack Biwott, Matt Llano, 61:30 half-marathoner Scotty Bauhs (debut) and ultra-marathoners Sage Canaday and Max King. Women's side led by Janet Bawcom, Brianne Nelson and Sara Hall in her debut.
She's tied on the list with Shalane Flanagan. Taylor: "I feel like I've been good at a lot of different distances for a long time. I want to be great though and I'm hoping the marathon is what I can be great at."
She was going to make her debut in Berlin, but ended up getting injured. Here she'll face 2011 and 2012 Dubai winner Aselefech Mergia and defending champion Mulu Seboka.
Josh has finished a 50K and multiple 30Ks, but this will be his first 26.2. He hoping to break 3-hours.
Gabius is coached by Renato Canova who feels Gabius could go for the 2:08:47 German NR. Gabius is the first German to go sub-2:10 in 24-years.
*MB: Arne Gabius (2:09 M debut) EZ and LR pace: 5:50 min/mi - Never runs slower...
Meet America's Blue Collar female marathoners. All with jobs. All hoping to kick ass in Chicago: Whitney Bevins-Lazarra, Sara Cummings, Heidi Greenwood, Lindsey Scherf, Wendy Thomas
We sat down with America's Blue Collar marathoners and had our first LRC video roundtable, asking them how they got to this point in their careers, about their training, and much, much more. Plus, they give their advice to debut marathoners including Matt Llano.