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2017 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Feyisa Lilesa

Learn more about the elite runners competing at the 2017 Chicago Marathon.

Feyisa Lilesa is another elite runner coming to the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Here are the highlights of his career:

Name: Feyisa Lilesa

Country of Origin: Ethiopia

Standout Race: Lilesa won the silver medal at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics in just two hours nine minutes 54 seconds, the first Olympic medal of his career.  

More About Feyisa Lilesa: In addition to his Olympic success, Lilesa gained a bronze medal from the 2011 World Championships marathon in Daegu, South Korea. Lilesa's fastest marathon race occurred at the 2012 Chicago Marathon when he crossed the finish line after two hours, four minutes, 52 seconds. 

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