Rita Jeptoo rules Chicago, unbeaten in 4 marathons


Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins defended her Chicago Marathon title.  She is not the back to back title holder of the Boston and Chicago Marathons (Photocredits: Andrew Seligman / AP)

Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins defended her Chicago Marathon title. She is not the back to back title holder of the Boston and Chicago Marathons (Photocredits: Andrew Seligman / AP)

Rita Jeptoo carried on a Kenyan women champion’s tradition of repeating as winners the following year.

Rita Jeptoo defended her 2013 Chicago title by winning this years edition with a clocking of 2:24:35 yesterday, October 12.  She followed the footsteps of her countrymen  Joyce Chepchumba in 98/99 and Catherine Ndereba in 2000/01.

With the win, Jeptoo keeps her streak alive of four consecutive marathon victories with two Bostons and two Chicagos dating back to 2013.

Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba finished 2nd in 2:25.37 and Florence Kiplagat of Kenya at third with 2:25:57.

Amy Hastings was the highest ranked American at 5th with 2:27.03 (PB).

Below is the top 10 results of the women’s race:

 

Pos. Name (CTZ) BIB Division Age Time
1 Jeptoo, Rita (KEN) 101 30-34 33 02:24:35
2 Dibaba, Mare (ETH) 103 20-24 24 02:25:37
3 Kiplagat, Florence (KEN) 102 25-29 27 02:25:57
4 Dibaba, Birhane (ETH) 106 20-24 21 02:27:02
5 Hastings, Amy (USA) 107 30-34 30 02:27:03
6 Santucci, Clara (USA) 108 25-29 27 02:32:21
7 Crouch, Sarah (USA) 116 25-29 25 02:32:44
8 Burka, Gelete (ETH) 127 25-29 28 02:34:17
9 White, Melissa (USA) 111 30-34 33 02:34:19
10 Jimison, Lauren (USA) 114 20-24 24 02:34:38

Sources: Lets Run.com, Wikipedia

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