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2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Dickson Chumba

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    2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Dickson Chumba
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    Chumba Dickson of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Mens 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 11, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

    Dickson Chumba, the fifth fastest runner in Chicago's history, will return to run the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. 

    Here are some of Chumba's accomplishments:

    Name: Dickson Chumba

    Country of Origin: Kenya

    Standout Race:  

    Dickson Chumba set his personal best, 2:04:32, in Chicago in 2014 when he finished third on an historic day that witnessed three of the top five times ever run in Chicago. Chumba returned to Chicago in 2015 to take the crown in 2:09:25; it was Chicago’s first race without rabbits in more than two decades. He tried to defend his title in 2016, but he came up three seconds short, finishing second to Abel Kirui.

    More About Dickson Chumba: 

    Prior to becoming a professional runner in 2008, Chumba worked as a gardener. Since he embarked on his marathon career in 2010, he has finished 17 marathons and he boasts an impressive record: five wins, five runner-ups and four third place finishes.

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