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2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Elite: Aaron Pike

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    2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Wheelchair Elite: Aaron Pike
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    PARK CITY, UT - SEPTEMBER 25: Paralympic Nordic Skiier Aaron Pike poses for a portrait during the Team USA Media Summit ahead of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games on September 25, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Aaron Pike is one of many top competitors to emerge from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign program.

    Name: Aaron Pike

    Country of Origin: United States

    Standout Race: 

    He made a name for himself in 2012 when he and Josh George sailed under the course record at Grandma’s Marathon (Pike was the runner up). That performance paved his way to London where he participated in his first Paralymic Games. He finished 16th in the marathon, and he also qualified to compete in three track events: the 1500m, 5000m and 4x400m relay. Pike, a four-time Paralympian (two winter games and two summer games), set the American best this spring in Duluth, clocking 1:20:59. He also finished ninth in London. 

    More About Aaron Pike: 

    Pike was in the chase pack in Chicago from 2014-2016, but he struggled in 2017, coming home in 17th. He rebounded last fall to finish sixth, and then finished fourth in New York. Overall, he remains a consistent performer in the AbbottWMM – he has finished in the top-ten five times in Boston and nine times in Chicago. He is also a member of the U.S. Nordic Ski team.

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