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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Sunday October 10th, 2021
Chicago, Illinois
Distance: Marathon

Running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On race day, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is known for its flat and fast course that starts and finishes in Grant Park and travels through one of the world’s most magnificent cities. The course has produced four world records, several national records and countless personal bests. Runners enjoy the support of 1.7 million spectators as they run through 29 neighborhoods.

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Jean Pommier
Chicago is flat and fast, pure and simple!
Susana Coelho
London marathon 2020
Karen Baysinger
I've run this marathon in 2008 & 2014. In 2007 directors shut down the race due to the heat & running out of water, with many people needing medical aid on the course. In 2008 there was a bit of "over-kill" on adding aid stations in that there were 23 on the course. That, combined with the HUGE field of runners, caused a slow-down nearly every mile for the middle-of-the-pack runners like myself. Also, the fact they served bananas on the course and offered wet sponges left banana peels & wet sponges all over the course in the later miles, creating a hazard. Swag was good, expo was exceptional, but the race itself was a bit of a disappointment. The 2014 event was much more smooth. None of the slow-downs or hazards existed. Big improvement.
Race Date: 10/11/2020 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:05:45 Lawrence Cherono 31 KEN
2nd Male 2:05:46 Dejene Debela 24 ETH
3rd Male 2:05:48 Asefa Mengstu 31 ETH
4th Male 2:05:53 Bedan Karoki 29 KEN
Female 2:14:04 Brigid Kosgei 25 KEN
2nd Female 2:20:51 Ababel Yeshaneh 28 ETH
3rd Female 2:20:55 Gelete Burka 33 ETH
4th Female 2:25:27 Emma Bates 27 USA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:21:32 Sakamoto, Takaya 43 JPN
M 50-59 2:41:33 Richard Skilling 53 GBR
M 60-69 2:56:56 Lutz Wolfram 60 GER
M 70+ 3:04:55 Michael Sheridan 70 GBR
F 40-49 2:29:45 Lisa Weightman 40 AUS
F 50-59 2:58:10 Jiangchuan Wang 51 CHN
F 60-69 3:20:23 Karl Langerud 60 NOR
F 70+ 3:43:42 Myung Hee Kim 70 USA
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