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Past Champions Kirui and Chumba and '17 Runner-Up Kosgei Join 41st Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field

A Bank of America Chicago Marathon press release.

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced today that several international running stars are joining the 41st annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon elite athlete competition. Past champions Abel Kirui (KEN) and Dickson Chumba (KEN) lead the charge on the men’s side, and 2017 runner-up Brigid Kosgei (KEN) and two-time podium finisher Birhane Dibaba (ETH) stand out among the women. They will join previously announced global sensations Mo Farah (GBR), Yuki Kawauchi (JPN) and Suguru Osako (JPN).

Note: The previously-announced Chihiro Miyawaki (Japan) is no longer listed in the men's field.

41st Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field Highlights

Chicago, U.S.A., 10/7/18
times listed are best in last three years except where noted
complete elite fields

Women
Roza Dereje Bekele (Ethiopia) - 2:19:17 (Dubai 2018)
Birhane Dibaba (Ethiopia) - 2:19:51 (Tokyo 2018)
Brigid Kosgei (Kenya) - 2:20:13 (London 2018)
Jordan Hasay (U.S.A.) - 2:20:57 (Chicago 2017)
Yuka Ando (Japan) - 2:21:36 (Nagoya 2017)
Amy Cragg (U.S.A.) - 2:21:42 (Tokyo 2018)
Shure Demise Ware (Ethiopia) - 2:22:07 (Tokyo 2018)
Madai Perez (Mexico) - 2:24:44 (Chicago 2017)
Laura Thweatt (U.S.A.) - 2:25:38 (London 2017)
Jessica Draskau Petersson (Denmark) - 2:30:07 (Chicago 2015)
Vianey De La Rosa Rojas (Mexico) - 2:32:01 (Houston 2015)
Alexi Pappas (Greece) - debut - 1:21:53 (San Francisco Half 2015)

Men
Mosinet Geremew (Ethiopia) - 2:04:00 (Dubai 2018)
Birhanu Legese (Ethiopia) - 2:04:15 (Dubai 2018)
Dickson Chumba (Kenya) - 2:05:30 (Tokyo 2018)
Kenneth Kiprop Kipkemoi (Kenya) - 2:05:44 (Rotterdam 2018)
Galen Rupp (U.S.A.) - 2:06:07 (Prague 2018)
Paul Lonyangata (Kenya) - 2:06:10 (Paris 2017)
Mo Farah (Great Britain) - 2:06:21 (London 2018)
Geoffrey Kirui (Kenya) - 2:06:27 (Amsterdam 2016)
Abel Kirui (Kenya) - 2:07:07 (London 2018)
Suguru Osako (Japan) - 2:07:19 (Fukuoka Int'l 2017)
Bedan Karoki (Kenya) - 2:07:41 (London 2017)
Ryo Kiname (Japan) - 2:08:08 (Tokyo 2018)
Yuki Kawauchi (Japan) - 2:09:01 (Gold Coast 2016)
Mohamed Reda El Araby (Morocco) - 2:09:18 (Tokyo 2018)
Stephen Sambu (Kenya) - 2:11:07 (Chicago 2017)
Tsukasa Koyama (Japan) - 2:11:20 (Beppu-Oita 2018)
Yohei Suzuki (Japan) - 2:14:56 (Ehime 2017)
Taku Fujimoto (Japan) - 2:15:30 (Lake Biwa 2018)
Augustine Choge (Kenya) - debut - 59:26 (RAK Half 2017)

Comments

N HK said…
So excited to see this awesome list of elites for this year's Chicago Marathon! Brett, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help support you and/or your runners. I'm Japanese (speak Japanese too) and live here in Chicago.

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