Record Number of Runners Finish 2018 Chicago Marathon

A record-setting number of runners finished this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon despite rainy conditions and chilly temperatures, race organizers announced Sunday night.

According to organizers, 44,571 runners finished the marathon, setting a new record for the 41-year-old race. Last year’s race, the 40th anniversary of the event, had 44,508 finishers.

Mo Farah and Galen Rupp may have been battling it out on the pavement in the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, but the former training partners didn't let the competition get in the way of friendship.

It was a banner year for the race, as British runner Mo Farah won the men’s race in 2:05:11, the fastest winning time since 2014. Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the women’s race in 2:18:35, falling just shy of last year’s pace set by Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba.

For videos of all the finishers of the race, as well as the latest highlights and stories from this year’s event, be sure to visit NBC 5’s Marathon feature page.

A heartfelt moment was caught on camera at the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon finish line. A man waiting at the end of the race proposed to one of the finishers- and she said yes! 
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