Emily Sisson and Susannah Scaroni headline US Chicago Marathon finishers – NBC Chicago

It was a record breaking day for the Americans in the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon as Emily Sisson finished in the top two and clocked a record time in the race.

Sisson, a six-time national champion, hadn’t run a marathon since trying out for the Tokyo Olympics, but that didn’t stop her from setting a new U.S. women’s marathon record in Chicago on Sunday.

In the race, Sisson clocked a stunning half marathon time of 1:09:26 and finished the race on a high, finishing in 2:18:29.

That time set a new American record for the distance, beating the time of 2:19:12 that Keira D’Amato set in Houston earlier this year when she broke Deena Kastor’s long-standing record.

Sisson eventually finished second to Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich, whose world record bid fell just short as she finished in 2:14:18, 12 seconds behind Brigid Kosgei’s 2019 world record.

A total of six Americans finished in the top 11 of the race. Susanna Sullivan finished in 2:25:14 to claim sixth place, just ahead of Sarah Vaughn and Maggie Montoya. Makena Morley finishes 10e place, beating fellow American Laura Thweatt as she finished in 11e.

It was a clean American sweep of the podium in women’s wheelchair racing, with Susannah Scaroni winning her maiden Chicago Marathon title in 1:45:48. The triumph marked a major milestone for Scaroni, who was badly injured when her chair was hit by a car while training in Champaign last fall.

Tatyana McFadden and Jenna Fesemyer finished second and third respectively, and Yen Hoang finished fourth.

On the men’s side, Conner Mantz was the top American in the field with a time of 2:08:16, which put him in seventh place in the race. Zachery Panning, Matt McDonald and Nicolas Montanez finished just outside the top 10, holding 11e until 13e spots, respectively.

Defending men’s wheelchair champion Daniel Romanchuk finished second in the race, a distant second to Switzerland’s Marcel Hug as he pulverized the field in 1:25:20. Aaron Pike was third and Evan Correll was seventh to give USA three top 10 finishes in this year’s race.

NBC Chicago

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