2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Bedan Karoki

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

Bedan Karoki recently became the fourth fastest man ever in the half marathon, but how will he fare in a full marathon in Chicago this weekend? 

Here are some of Karoki's accomplishments:

Name: Bedan Karoki

Country of Origin: Kenya

Standout Race: Karoki made a splash this winter when he won the Ras Al Khaimah International Half Marathon in a blistering 58:42, making him the fourth fastest man ever in the half (with the fifth fastest time). En route to his victory, he catapulted himself deeper into history as the second fastest man ever over 10 miles, splitting 44:46. He finished second at the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, and he has finished third and fifth at the London Marathon in 2017 and 2018, respectively. 

More About Bedan Karoki: 

Karoki, a two-time Olympian in the 10,000m with a 26:52.12 PR, is an exciting athlete who made his marathon debut in 2017. Prior to jumping to the marathon, he spent nearly a decade polishing his speed on the track, representing Kenya three times in the 10,000m at the IAAF World Championships.

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