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2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Gideon Kipketer

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    2016 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Gideon Kipketer
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    Gideon Kipketer is running the 2016 Chicago Marathon in October. Here are some highlights of his career.

    Name: Gideon Kipketer

    Country: Kenya

    Standout race: Kipketer snagged his first career victory during the Mumbai Marathon in 2016, clocking 2:08:35 and winning first place.

    Get to know Gideon Kipketer: Kipketer originally signed on as a pacesetter for the Mumbai Marathon, but kept going at 30K when he realized his chance to snag first place – a decision that resulted in his first career victory. He set his personal record (2:08:14) at the Amsterdam Marathon in 2012.

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