CHICAGO (CBS) — The first winners of the 39th annual Chicago Marathon have crossed the finish line.
Abel Kirui of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon for men in 2:11:23.READ MORE: COVID Test Confusion After Suburban Family Believes They Got False Result from University Of Illinois SHIELD Program
Florence Kiplagat, also of Kenya, won for women shortly after in 2:21:32, about two minutes faster than her 2015 win, when she clocked 2:23:33. There was no one within dozens of yards of her.
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Tatyanna McFadden won her seventh consecutive women’s wheelchair race during the Chicago Marathon with a time of 1:42:32.READ MORE: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
Paralympian Marcel Hug, of Switzerland, also known as the “Swiss Silver Bullet,” won the men’s wheelchair marathon. he also won the Boston Marathon 2016 wheelchair division.
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