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Kenya’s Chepngetich storms to victory in Chicago Marathon

ATHLETICS By Reuters | October 10th 2021
Ruth Chepngetich approaches the finish line in the 2021 Chicago Marathon in Chicago, the US, October 10 2021.[ Picture:/USA TODAY SPORTS]

Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich obliterated the sector to win the ladies’s Chicago Marathon in 2:22:31 on Sunday, as Ethiopia’s Seifu Tura claimed victory within the males’s race.

Chepngetich, who received gold on the 2019 world championships, went out quick, securing a 27-second lead by means of the primary 10 kilometres and by no means let up, ending a minute and 49 seconds forward of second-placed American Emma Bates.

It was the primary main title for Tura, who held off 2017 champion Galen Rupp by means of the ultimate stretch to complete 23 seconds forward of the American in 2:06:12.

Tura’s compatriot Shifera Tamru obtained the lads’s race off to an aggressive begin, main by a 15-second margin by means of the primary 15 kilometres however he light to complete fifth.

The temperature hovered round 73 levels Fahrenheit(22.8°C) when the elite subject began, because the marathon returned this 12 months after being cancelled in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is a part of a decent autumn racing schedule, with two different world marathon majors – in London and Boston – pushed again from their traditional April dates to Oct. 3 and Oct. 11 respectively.

In the wheelchair occasions, American Daniel Romanchuk received the lads’s race for the third consecutive time after battling Paralympic champion Marcel Hug, breaking the tape in 1:29:07. Compatriot Tatyana McFadden received the ladies’s race in 1:48:57.

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