It always seems that every year we get nervous about the depth in Chicago and then a week or two before the race, they add in a few names. This year, they have done it again as yesterday they sent us a press release with some big new additions to the field.
It will be very interesting to see what Yimer can do on a flat course. He's the Ethiopina half record holder (58:33) but has never finished a fast marathon (only two finishes are in Boston - 3rd and 8th but he did DNF Valencia in 2020). Is Aga healthy? She was a DNF in NY last year and hasn't raced this year.