Chicago’s Elite Marathoners

Who's expected to lead the men and women in the Chicago Marathon? Find out here.

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Abderrahim Gourmri (L) of Morrocco came in 3rd and 2nd placed Sammy Wanjiru (R) of Kenya finished 2nd in the 2008 Flora London Marathon.
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Benjamin Maiyo (right) finished 2nd in the 2005 Chicago Marathon. He is one of the elite runners that could win and set a world record during Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
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Sammy Wanjiru (R) of Kenya finished 2nd in the 2008 Flora London Marathon. He started at world record pace Sunday.
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Mohammed Amyn of Morocco, who won the 3000 metres at the Norwich Union Classic in England in 2002, is also among the favorites this year.
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Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia won the 2007 Boston Marathon despite tough weather conditions. There is a chance of snow for Sunday's Chicago race.
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Martin Lel of Kenya celebrates in front of third placed fellow countryman Felix Limo after winning the Flora London Marathon 2007.
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Liliya Shobukhova (1631) debuted at the 2009 Flora London Marathon and it was eminently successful as she finished 3rd with a personal record.
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