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:
|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