Benson Kipruto and Ruth Chepngetich win the Chicago Marathon : NPR


Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the women’s division of the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

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Benson Kipruto and Ruth Chepngetich win the Chicago Marathon : NPR

Ruth Chepngetich of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the women’s division of the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

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CHICAGO — Kenyan runners Benson Kipruto and Ruth Chepngetich won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, while Emily Sisson finished second and set a record for an American.

Kipruto finished in 2:04:24 – 25 seconds ahead of 2021 winner Seifu Tura Abdiwak of Ethiopia. Kenya’s John Korir finished third at 2:05:01.

Benson Kipruto and Ruth Chepngetich win the Chicago Marathon : NPR

Benson Kipruto of Kenya reacts by winning the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

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Benson Kipruto of Kenya reacts by winning the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

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Benson Kipruto and Ruth Chepngetich win the Chicago Marathon : NPR

Emily Sisson of the United States races to a second-place finish in the women’s division of the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

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Benson Kipruto and Ruth Chepngetich win the Chicago Marathon : NPR

Emily Sisson of the United States races to a second-place finish in the women’s division of the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

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Chepngetich was the top woman for the second straight year, finishing in 2:14:18. Sisson ran the course in 2:18:29 followed by Kenya’s Vivian Jerono Kiplagat in 2:20:52.

More than 40,000 runners took part in the 26.2 mile event.

Marcel Hug of Switzerland won the wheelchair division in 1:25:20. Susannah Scaroni of the United States was the top woman in 1:45:48.


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