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2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Chicago Marathon Champion Rita Jeptoo Fails Doping Test

Chicago Marathon Champion Rita Jeptoo Fails Doping Test

Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo failed a doping test in September, the Kenyan runner's agent said Friday.

Sunday, Oct 12, 2014

Rita Jeptoo Wins Chicago Marathon Women's Race

Rita Jeptoo Wins Chicago Marathon Women's Race

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won her second consecutive Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Friday, Oct 3, 2014

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.

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014

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.

Sunday, Oct 13, 2013

Rita Jeptoo Gets Redemption in Chicago Marathon Win

Rita Jeptoo Gets Redemption in Chicago Marathon Win

Jeptoo, last year's Bank of America Chicago Marathon runner-up, got her redemption and finished first this year.

Friday, Oct 11, 2013

Female Rivals Set For Marathon Rematch

Female Rivals Set For Marathon Rematch

Kenyan Rita Jeptoo and Ethiopian Atseda Baysa will duel again this after a photo finish in 2012.

Friday, Oct 11, 2013

Elite Runner Spotlight: Rita Jeptoo

Elite Runner Spotlight: Rita Jeptoo

Jeptoo came in second, just behind Atsede Baysa, at last year's Chicago Marathon.

Saturday, Sep 7, 2013

Chicago Marathon to Feature Four of World's Fastest Runners

Chicago Marathon to Feature Four of World's Fastest Runners

Four of the world’s fastest marathon runners are scheduled to compete in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon next month.

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