Galen Rupp is first American to win Chicago Marathon in 15 years

Galen Rupp is first American to win Chicago Marathon in 15 years

He finished with an official time of 2:09:20.

The Chicago Marathon is a long-standing tradition in the IL city where runners across the United States and the world gather to run through 29 neighborhoods and reach the finish line in Grant Park. The crushing blow by Rupp was a 2:47 surge in the 38th kilometer to break the race open and leave Kirui behind.

It crowned a superb season for the 32-year-old after she followed second place at the London Marathon in 2:17:56 - the fifth fastest time ever - with a 10,000m silver medal at the World Championships.

The women's race was won by Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba in 2 hours 18 minutes and 31 seconds. "You train so hard to have a race like this and to have it all come together, words just can't describe the feeling when I came across the line".

Before Sunday, Khalid Khannouchi was the last American victor when he crossed the finish line first in 2002.

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"This is my third marathon and I'm very happy to have won here", Dibaba said. Dibaba is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and has won five World Championship track gold medals. I really wanted to wait. Sunday marked his fourth career marathon. "I felt a little gap pulling away and then I said I've just got to put down the hammer and pull away".

Hasay was third in Boston in 2:23:0 in what was her marathon debut.

Dibaba led at the halfway mark at 1:08:48, well off Radcliffe's record pace, but made another charge that left only Kosgei on her heels.

Rupp is a three-time U.S. Olympian.

Jordan Hasay finished third in 2:20:57 and became the fastest American woman in the Chicago Marathon history.

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