2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Galen Rupp - NBC Chicago
2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Your go-to resource for everything Bank of America Chicago Marathon

2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Galen Rupp

Learn more about the elite runners competing at the 2018 Chicago Marathon.

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Galen Rupp
    Getty Images
    CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 08: Galen Rupp of the United States wins the men's race with a time of 2:09:20 during the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 8, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

    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.

    More About Galen Rupp: 

    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.

    Get the latest from NBC Chicago anywhere, anytime

    • Download the NBC Chicago App

      Download the App

      Available for iOS and Android