Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon

October 25, 2023

Kelvin Kiptum's 4:18 Mile Split at 2023 Chicago Marathon Was Too Good to Be True

Kiptum's reported 4:21 19th mile and 4:18 22nd mile were the two fastest splits ever recorded in a marathon, but after an investigation by, race organizers have confirmed discrepancies with those splits.
October 10, 2023

Kelvin Kiptum's Coach Reveals His Incredible Training Before Marathon World Record in Chicago

Kiptum, who regularly runs 150+ miles a week, runs so hard in training that his coach Gervais Hakizimana wants him to slow down: "I told him that in five years he would be done, that he must calm down to last in athletics."
October 08, 2023

Conner Mantz (2:07:47) & Clayton Young (2:08:00) Hit Olympic Standard as Rupp Misses at 2023 Chicago Marathon

Mantz and Young ensured at least two Americans will be at Paris 2024. Galen Rupp was on track for the standard late but faded and ran 2:08:48 in his return.
October 08, 2023

Kelvin Kiptum Runs 2:00:35 to Smash World Record at 2023 Chicago Marathon

Kiptum, who had never run a marathon 12 months ago, now owns three of the six fastest times ever.
October 06, 2023

Ruth Chepngetich Plans on 66:00 or Faster First Half, Kelvin Kiptum Details His Buildup, & Why Sifan Hassan Ran Those Post-Race Workouts in Budapest

Plus Conner Mantz has thoughts on the Olympic Marathon Trials and the qualifying system.
October 06, 2023

Good Conditions Could Lead to Great Times for the Pros at 2023 Chicago Marathon

With temps in the 40/50s on Sunday, Kenyans Kelvin Kiptum and Ruth Chepngetich have set their sights on the course records -- and maybe more.
October 06, 2023

A Rebuilt Galen Rupp Says His 2023 Chicago Marathon Buildup Is His Best in Years

Rupp says he has overhauled his form after years of injury issues -- "I hate going back and looking at videos of myself running last year."
October 05, 2023

2023 Chicago Marathon Women's Preview: Chepngetich Seeks 3-Peat, Hassan Returns, & Sisson v Bates

Can Ruth Chepngetich, who ran 2:14:18 in Chicago last year, get close to Tigst Assefa's 2:11:53 WR? How will Sifan Hassan do after her World Championship triple three weeks ago?
October 04, 2023

2023 Chicago Marathon Men's Preview: Mantz v Rupp and How Fast Does Kelvin Kiptum Run?

Conner Mantz and Galen Rupp lead a strong US field; what can Kiptum do for an encore after running 2:01 in his first two marathons?
July 25, 2023

Chicago Marathon Fields Announced: Will the World and American Records Go Down, Does Rupp Have Anything Left: The Big Questions

Kelvin KiptumConner Mantz, Emma Bates, and Galen Rupp were among the notable names announced by Chicago on Tuesday.
June 21, 2023

Sifan Hassan, Emily Sisson and Ruth Chepngetich to Run 2023 Chicago Marathon

Hassan took down one of the gretest marathon fields in history in London but she'll have her hands full with defending champ Ruth Chepngetich (2:14:18 pb), just 6 weeks after Worlds.
October 09, 2022

Ruth Chepngetich Runs 2:14:18 to Win 2022 Chicago Marathon after Crazy 65:44 First Half

Chepngetich is now #2 all time, 14 seconds shy of Brigid Kosgei's world record.
October 07, 2022

5 Things You Need to Know Before The 2022 Chicago Marathon

Can Ruth ChepngetichSeifu Tura repeat? Who are the Americans to watch outside of Mantz & Sisson? And who is Haven Hailu?
October 06, 2022

American Record Alert? Emily Sisson Is Ready for the 2022 Chicago Marathon

Emily Sisson hasn't raced a fast marathon in years. Can she get the American record in her return to the 26.2 distance? "We’re hoping around 69:30 [for a halfway split]," Treacy said. "Get to 20 miles, see where you are, see how you’re feeling and then hang on or pick it up."
October 06, 2022

American Marathon Debut Record? Conner Mantz Set to Rock 2022 Chicago Marathon

It's not very often that an American with multiple NCAA crowns and a 13:10 5000 pb makes his marathon debut in the prime of his career, but that's happening this week for Conner Mantz. Mantz's debut is the biggest for an American since Galen Rupp.
October 15, 2021

One of the Craziest Things We've Ever Seen In A Race: Elite Runner Ian Butler Turned Around & Ran the Wrong Way in the 2021 Chicago Marathon

We can't ever remember seeing this happen in an elite marathon and doubt we'll ever see it again.
October 07, 2021

Ryan Hall Q&A: "For Sara, Winning the Chicago Marathon Would Be More Meaningful Than Setting an American Record"

Ryan is bullish on Sara's fitness heading into the 2021 Chicago Marathon - "She’s definitely done workouts that she’s never been able to do before and [she’s] super confident, feeling great" - but acknowledges the warmish forecast may take the AR off the table.
October 05, 2021

2021 Chicago Marathon Preview: Sara Hall Chases Deena's AR, Galen Rupp Doubles Back from Olympics, & a Very Shallow Women's Field

We share our six biggest storylines with you and introduce you to the new men's favorite - Reuben Kipyego - whom we just learned was running the race today.
October 13, 2019

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.