Stephen Sambu Wins Shamrock Shuffle 'Hat Trick,' Olympian Kim Conley Wins Women's Field - NBC Chicago
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Stephen Sambu Wins Shamrock Shuffle 'Hat Trick,' Olympian Kim Conley Wins Women's Field

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    Stephen Sambu Wins 'Hat Trick' Shamrock Shuffle

    Stephen Sambu speaks after winning his third consecutive Shamrock Shuffle.

    (Published Sunday, April 2, 2017)

    Defending champion Stephen Sambu took home his “hat trick” victory and Olympian Kim Conley came out triumphant at the finish line in the 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle Sunday.

    Kim Conley Crosses Finish Line at 2017 Shamrock ShuffleKim Conley Crosses Finish Line at 2017 Shamrock Shuffle

    Olympian Kim Conley crosses the finish line at the 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.

    (Published Sunday, April 2, 2017)

    Paralympian and three-time Chicago Marathon champion Amanda McGrory also made a victorious debut in this year’s wheelchair competition.

    McGrory Crosses Finish Line in Wheelchair Race at 2017 Shamrock ShuffleMcGrory Crosses Finish Line in Wheelchair Race at 2017 Shamrock Shuffle

    Amanda McGrory of Aurora wins the 2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K wheelchair race. 

    (Published Sunday, April 2, 2017)

    Sambu’s win marks his third consecutive first place finish in Chicago’s annual kick-off to running season. He finished his 2016 race with the fourth-fastest time in the Shuffle’s history and also came in fifth place at the Chicago Marathon last fall.

    He currently holds the world’s best time in the 8K.

    Sunday’s race was met with stiff competition for both the men and women’s elite field.

    2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle2017 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle

    Sambu faced off against Olympian Diego Estrada, the seventh-fastest American over the half-marathon distance. Estrada came in second place in the race.

    Conley battled 2016 runner-up and local elite runner Kristen Heckert. 

    Olympic bronze medalist and 2005 Chicago Marathon and Shamrock Shuffle champion Deena Kastor was also featured in this year’s event. Kastor is the American record-holder for the event.

    To see all finish line camera videos, click here

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