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Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Sunday October 11th, 2020
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 andmore 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!
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: 10/13/2019 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
Bank of America Chicago Marathon

(2018) In today’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, more than 44,000* runners crossed the finish line in Chicago’s “front yard,” Grant Park. Beneath cloudy skies, and spotty rain –the first time since 2006 the Chicago Marathon welcomed a diverse field of runners from more than 100 countries, all 50 states and all 50 Chicago Wards. With the reinstatement of pacers and the assembly of a world-class field, this year’s event treated spectators to a variety of thrilling finishes.

In an elite competition stacked with 11 men all with sub 2:08 personal bests and five women who have run 2:20 or faster, the stage was set for a competitive footrace from the official start to the exciting tape finish. The men’s race saw Sir Mo Farah (GBR) dismantle the European record and run the eighth fastest time in Chicago Marathon history, 2:05:11. 2018 Dubai Marathon champion and course record holder, Mosinet Geremew (ETH), hung on for second in 2:05:24 and Suguru Osako (JPN) smashed the Japanese national record to land on the podium in third in 2:05:50.

Repeating a similar theme from the past three years, the top contenders in the women’s field hit the pavement hard from the start and battled out front for as long as they could. 2017 runner up, Brigid Kosgei (KEN), crushed the field when she accelerated before the 20-mile mark and embarked on a solo campaign against the clock to collect her first Abbott World Marathon Majors victory and a new personal best, 2:18:35. Kosgei ran the third fastest time in Chicago Marathon history. 2018 Dubai Marathon champion, Roza Dereje (ETH), ran her second fastest career time to finish second in 2:21:18 and compatriot Shure Demise (ETH) rounded out the top three in 2:22:15.

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Location
Race Name
Prize Money
1/5/2018*
Xiamen, Fujian, China
3/1/2020
Tokyo, Japan
4/26/2020
London, England
3/22/2020
Seoul, Korea
4/20/2020
Boston, Massachusetts
9/27/2020
Berlin, Germany
11/1/2020
New York, New York
10/11/2020
Chicago, Illinois
2/8/2018*
Lagos, Nigeria
11/17/2018*
Shanghai, China
12/6/2020
Valencia, Spain
1/19/2018*
Mumbai, India
10/18/2020
New Delhi, India
12/6/2018*
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
4/19/2020
Hamburg, Germany
12/5/2020
Singapore, Singapore
3/15/2018*
Bahrain, Manama
5/17/2020
Tobago, Trinidad and tobago
11/3/2018*
Hangzhou, China
5/3/2020
Prague, CZECH
10/18/2020
Toronto, Ontario, CA
5/24/2020
Ottawa, Canada
3/8/2020
Rome, Italy
11/8/2020
Istanbul, Turkey
5/17/2020
Bengaluru, India
1/17/2021
Houston, Texas
12/13/2020
Honolulu, Hawaii
1/19/2018*
seville, Spain
12/8/2018*
Guangzhou, China
3/28/2020
Manhattan, New York
5/25/2020
Boulder, Colorado
10/18/2020
Cape Town, ZA
11/3/2018*
Beijing, CN
10/27/2018*
Jakarta, Indonesia
6/14/2020
Durban, South Africa
5/25/2018*
Okpekpe, Nigeria
12/16/2018*
Shenzhen, China
10/25/2020
Chuncheon, KR
8/16/2020
Falmouth, Massachusetts
12/6/2020
Sacramento, CA
6/20/2020
Duluth, Minnesota
6/14/2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10/25/2020
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
5/9/2020
Grand Rapids, MI
3/22/2020
Lisbon, Portugal
7/5/2020
Gold Coast, Australia
9/13/2020
Copenhagen, Denmark
10/4/2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota
7/4/2020
Atlanta, GA
3/8/2020
Los Angeles, California
12/9/2018*
Al Marmoom, Dubai
5/3/2020
Spokane, Washington
11/8/2020
Porto, Portugal
1/17/2021
Houston, Texas
5/9/2020
Fargo, North Dakota
6/13/2020
Manhattan, NY
10/4/2020
Twin Cities, Minnesota
9/22/2018*
Hengshui, China
8/1/2020
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
5/31/2020
San Francisco, California
9/6/2020
Mumbai, IN
4/19/2020
Yangzhou, China
4/5/2020
Santiago, CL
10/31/2020
Manhattan, NY
3/22/2020
Milan, Italy
4/5/2020
Washington, DC
9/19/2020
Zaandam, Netherlands
7/12/2020
Utica, New York
6/21/2020
Boston, MA
5/23/2020
Ottawa, CAN
4/4/2020
Charleston, South Carolina
7/25/2020
Davenport, Iowa
2/2/2018*
Bangkok, Thailand
5/10/2020
Geneva, Switzerland
3/7/2020
Jacksonville, Florida
10/25/2020
Venice, Italy
10/11/2020
Boston, Massachusetts
11/8/2020
Beriut, Lebanon
9/12/2020
Interlaken, Switzerland
11/3/2018*
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
10/25/2020
Dublin, Ireland
5/31/2020
Calgary, Canada
2/16/2018*
Guadalajara, Mexico
10/4/2020
Cardiff, Wales
5/3/2020
Belfast, Ireland
6/27/2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
8/23/2020
Manitou Springs, Colo
4/18/2020
Boston, MA
9/7/2020
New Haven, Connecticut
4/13/2020
Ouarzazate, Morocco
9/20/2020
Providence, Rhode Island
10/18/2020
Columbus, OH
4/21/2020
Des Moines, Iowa
5/25/2020
Huntsville, AL
2/23/2018*
Sevilla, Spain
10/11/2020
Victoria BC, Canada
9/13/2020
Manhattan, NY
4/26/2020
Carmel, California
4/11/2020
New Orleans, Louisiana
6/7/2020
Seattle, WA
2/1/2018*
Edinburg, TX
5/3/2020
Gaborone, Botsuana
5/25/2020
London, England
11/14/2020
Richmond, VA
5/17/2020
Cleveland, OH
4/19/2020
Vancouver, Canada
3/20/2020
Jerusalem, Israel
11/26/2020
San Jose, California
11/22/2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9/13/2020
Newcastle upon Thyne, U.K.
3/22/2020
Carlsbad, California
9/6/2020
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
9/5/2020
Lille, France
5/3/2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7/11/2020
Kingsport, TN
7/26/2020
Santa Cruz, California
3/22/2020
Virginia Beach, VA
3/1/2020
Comarca Lagunera, MX
10/25/2020
Valencia, Spain
3/8/2020
Brisbane California
12/18/2020
Palo Alto, California
2/23/2018*
Tampa, Florida
3/22/2020
Chicago, Illinois
2/14/2021
Austin, Texas
3/29/2020
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
10/12/2020
Boston, MA
10/4/2020
Kosice, Slovakia
4/5/2020
Daegu, South Korea
3/1/2020
London, UK
4/25/2020
Louisville, Kentucky
9/27/2020
Nottingham, England, UK
6/20/2020
Mount Washington, New Hampshire
4/25/2020
Champaign, IL
1/17/2021
Naples, Florida
11/8/2020
Schenectady, New York
9/27/2020
Vinovo Turin, Italy
10/26/2018*
Encinitas, California
11/29/2020
Panama, PA
10/4/2020
Glasgow, Scottland, UK
2/15/2018*
Albuquerqe, NM
5/17/2020
Copenhagen, Denmark
10/4/2020
Channel islands, Jersey
5/17/2020
Green Bay, Wisconsin
10/20/2018*
Bethlehem, PA
8/16/2020
San Diego, California
1/31/2021
Marrakech, Morocco
3/28/2020
Richmond, Virginia
10/18/2020
Portsmouth, UK
7/5/2020
Victoria Falls, ZW
6/15/2018*
Clarksburg WV
10/11/2020
Schenectady, New York
6/20/2020
Shelter Island, NY
9/20/2020
Philadelphia, PA
12/6/2020
Negril, Jamaica
5/24/2020
Manchester, UK
10/11/2020
Stirling, United Kingdom
5/10/2020
Vise, Belgium
12/15/2018*
Bangkok, TH
1/8/2021
Tiberias, Israel
9/13/2020
Satara, India
9/20/2020
Montreal, Canada
5/31/2020
San Diego, California
6/28/2020
Missoula, Montana
5/3/2020
Newport Beach, CA
10/25/2020
Cape Cod, MA
3/28/2020
Mobile, Alabama
5/16/2020
Brooklyn, NY
2/9/2018*
Encinitas California
10/4/2020
Chester, United Kingdom
8/22/2020
Reykjavik, Iceland
8/31/2018*
Norman, OK
5/16/2020
Helsinki, Finland
6/7/2020
Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT
5/23/2020
Singapore, SG
2/1/2018*
Bangkok, Thailand
8/1/2020
Wheeling, WV
3/29/2020
St. Louis, Mo
5/9/2020
Tupelo, Mississippi
3/22/2020
Limassol, Cyprus
10/11/2020
Zagreb, Croatia
10/18/2020
Bar Harbor, Maine
9/20/2020
Bronx, NY
5/16/2020
Helsinki, Finland
11/8/2020
Moab, UT
12/15/2020
Sevilla, Spain
12/20/2020
Chiang Mai, TH
3/29/2020
Gdynia, Poland
12/7/2018*
New York City, NY
1/4/2018*
Central Park, NY
2/2/2018*
Huntsville, Texas
1/17/2021
Phoenix, Arizona
6/14/2020
Manitou Springs, CO
7/26/2020
St John's NL, Canada
12/6/2020
San Antonio, TX
8/8/2020
Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
3/28/2020
Washington DC
3/7/2021
New Orleans, LA
4/4/2020
Kansas City, Mo
5/16/2020
Marion, IA
2/23/2018*
Naples, Italy
10/4/2020
San Jose, California
12/26/2020
Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
10/20/2018*
Atlanta, GA
9/13/2020
Minsk, Belarus
4/19/2020
Lincolnshire, united kingdom
10/18/2020
Denver, CO
11/13/2020
Kansas City, Missouri
5/4/2020
Jersey City, NJ
8/9/2020
Dublin, IR
5/9/2020
Ipswich, United Kingdom
5/3/2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
5/23/2020
Chicago, IL
11/1/2020
Clarksburg, California
12/20/2020
Bastia Umbra, Italy
10/4/2020
Lindau, Germany
6/25/2020
Reykjavik, Iceland
4/26/2020
Rockville, MD
8/30/2020
Imbali, ZA
9/11/2020
Arenzano, Italy
9/6/2020
Virginia Beach, VA
11/15/2020
Las Vegas, NV
10/4/2020
Denver, CO
11/8/2020
Chicago, Ilinois,
11/22/2020
Columbus, Ohio
12/13/2020
Scottsdale, Az
12/6/2020
St. Louis, Missouri
12/13/2020
Tampa, Florida
2/7/2021
Atlanta, GA
2/6/2021
Dallas, Texas
2/13/2021
Nashville, Tennessee
10/11/2020
Bengaluru, India
10/18/2020
Montreal, Canada
6/27/2020
Nairobi, Kenya
10/24/2020
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2/13/2018*
Armagh, Ireland
3/14/2020
Vancouver, Canada
4/12/2020
Luanping, Hepei, China
4/26/2020
Statford, United Kingdom
5/17/2020
Washington, D.C.
4/5/2020
San Francisco, CA, US
11/26/2020
Glen Ridge, NJ
12/6/2020
Santa Marta, Colombia
6/13/2020
Langueux, France
10/19/2018*
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
9/27/2020
Palo Alto, CA
8/2/2020
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