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Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Elite Athletes Could Produce Blazing Chicago Marathon

Elite Athletes Could Produce Blazing Chicago Marathon

Defending champion Rita Jeptoo, Kenenisa Bekele and Eliud Kipchoge will be looking for personal best times on traditionally fast course. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:32 AM

2014 Elite Male Runners: Kenenisa Bekele

2014 Elite Male Runners: Kenenisa Bekele

Olympic Gold Medalist Kenenisa Bekele will be running in the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the first time. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:30 AM

2014 Elite Female Runners: Rita Jeptoo

2014 Elite Female Runners: Rita Jeptoo

Defending champion Rita Jeptoo returns to try and defend her Chicago Marathon crown this year. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:26 AM

2014 Elite Male Runners: Eliud Kipchoge

2014 Elite Male Runners: Eliud Kipchoge

Kenyan enters the Chicago Marathon as the sixth-fastest runner of all time. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:24 AM

2014 Elite Female Runners: Florence Kiplagat

2014 Elite Female Runners: Florence Kiplagat

Florence Kiplagat believes she can come in and steal the show. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:17 AM

2014 Elite Male Runners: Sammy Kitwara

2014 Elite Male Runners: Sammy Kitwara

Kenyan runner hopes to put it together for his first marathon win. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:12 AM

2014 Elite Female Runners: Mare Dibaba

2014 Elite Female Runners: Mare Dibaba

Mare Dibaba enters the 2014 Bank of America Marathon with the third-best time in the field, a 2:19:52 she clocked at the 2012 Dubai race. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:10 AM

2014 Elite Male Runners: Tadese Tola

2014 Elite Male Runners: Tadese Tola

Tadese Tola attempts to win his first major North American marathon this year. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:27 AM

2014 Elite Female Runners: Jemima Sumgong

2014 Elite Female Runners: Jemima Sumgong

Kenyan runner hopes to reverse last year's finish. Read »

Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 2:07 AM

2014 Elite Male Runners: Dickson Chumba

2014 Elite Male Runners: Dickson Chumba

Chumba hopes a stellar 2014 translates into a Chicago Marathon win. Read »

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