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Mo Farah Wins 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The race was only his third marathon and his first 42K on U.S. soil

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    'It Was Amazing': Mo Farah Reacts to Winning Marathon

    Great Britain's Mo Farah beat out his former training partner and defending champion Galen Rupp to win the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday. "It was nice to be able to race against Galen and the rest of the guys," Farah said after the race. "He won last year here and it was nice to be able to come back the following year and win." (Published Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018)

    Great Britain's Mo Farah beat out his former training partner and defending champion Galen Rupp to win the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday.

    In only his third marathon and his first 42K on U.S. soil, Farah went head-to-head with a tight field of elite athletes, taking the lead with a huge breakaway in the final mile against fellow Chicago newcomer Mosinet Geremew. 

    "It was nice to be able to race against Galen and the rest of the guys," Farah said after the race. "He won last year here and it was nice to be able to come back the following year and win." 

    Farah and Rupp, who last year became the first American man to win the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in more than a decade, made history together in the 2012 London Olympics, finishing with gold and silver medals in the 10,000m.

    Mo Farah Met With Epic Hug at Chicago Marathon Finish Line

    [CHI] Mo Farah Met With Epic Hug at Chicago Marathon Finish Line

    Mo Farah, winner of the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, got an epic hug as he crossed the finish line.

    (Published Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018)

    I’m happy for Mo to win. He ran unbelievable," Rupp said after the race. "It was a good day for our team and, yeah, I ran as hard as I could at the end of the day I’m not going to look back with any regrets." 

    Farah made headlines in the 2016 Rio Olympics when he experienced a dramatic fall, but regained his footing and ultimately won his second straight gold.

    "It was amazing to cross the line first. This is a major marathon," he said Sunday. 

    Heartwarming Show of Support Between Top Marathon Racers

    [NATL-CHI] See It: Heartwarming Show of Support Between Top Marathon Racers

    Mo Farah and Galen Rupp may have been battling it out on the pavement in the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, but the former training partners didn't let the competition get in the way of friendship. 

    (Published Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018)

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