Galen Rupp wins the Chicago Marathon. Jordan Hasay sets women's record

Posted October 09, 2017

"It's just a great day".

Dibaba in her debut in Chicago clocked 2:18:30 while Kenyan Birid Kosgei who braved the high tempo throughout sticking to the Ethiopian came in second, one minute 53 seconds later.

"This is my third marathon and I'm very happy to have won here", Dibaba said.

Before Sunday, Khalid Khannouchi was the last American victor when he crossed the finish line first in 2002. "I've made the mistake in the past of going too hard, too soon..."

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Kenya has dominated Chicago's marathon, winning 13 of the last 14 races.

The lead pack slowly dwindled over the next 10km, leaving only Rupp, Kirui and Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma after 22 miles.

Rupp, born four years after Meyer's victory, won a 10,000 metres silver medal behind his British training partner Sir Mo Farah at the London 2012 Olympics.

"I really wanted to wait", Rupp said.

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But ultimately she came up slightly short of the course record.

Stay tuned for top Canadian results from the 2017 Chicago Marathon. "When I went I knew I had to put the hammer down, be decisive and go for the finish". The men's pack at that pace was as large as 26 people. Hasay, who had a 2:23:00 marathon PB entering the race, was running 2:17 pace through the quarter-mark of Chicago, her second-ever marathon after finishing third in Boston in April 2017.

Dibaba hit the front before the halfway mark and although Kosgei stuck with her for around six miles, the treble Olympic champion opened up a significant lead at the 19-mile stage and there was only going to be one victor.

Dibaba, 32, is a two-time 5,000m world champion and three-time 10,000m world champion. Previous year in Rio, Dibaba was third in the 10,000. Kenya's Brigid Kosgei was second, and American Jordan Hasay third.

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