Defending champion and three-time Olympian Galen Rupp is hoping for a repeat this year after making history in the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Here are some of Rupp's accomplishments:
Name: Galen Rupp
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Standout Race: Rupp, the 2016 Olympic Marathon bronze medalist and 2012 Olympic 10,000m silver medalist, stamped his name in Chicago Marathon history with less than three miles to go last fall to become the first American male to win since Khannouchi broke the tape in 2002, ending a long drought for U.S. men. He finished in 2:09:20. His victory added an exclamation point to an already stellar marathon career. He won his inaugural marathon at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, took home a bronze medal in his second 26.2 mile journey in Rio and finished second in Boston in 2017.
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Rupp's father grew up in Maywood, Illinois, and the Oregon alum said he spent a lot of time in the Chicago area during his childhood. The 2017 Chicago Marathon was only his fourth marathon ever.