2014 Elite Male Runners: Sammy Kitwara

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Sammy Kitwara enters the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon with the fifth-fastest personal best in the field (2:05:16).

An advantage for the Kenyan may be familiarity with the course after placing fourth at the 2012 Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:05:54, and placing third with his personal best in last year's race.

Kitwara excels in shorter races -- his 58:48-minute personal best at the Philadelphia Half Marathon makes him the fourth fastest runner ever for the distance -- but needs to put it all together for his first major marathon win.

There's no reason why it can't be in Chicago this year.

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