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2010 took place on Sunday, October 10, 2010. Over 38,000 runners took part, the most in the race's history. Chicago Marathon [1 ]
Kenyan Samuel Wanjiru won the men's event with a time of 2:06:24, beating Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede by 19 seconds. [2 ] Russian Liliya Shobukhova won the women's event with a time of 2:20:25, besting Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia by more than three minutes. Both Wanjiru and Shobukhova repeated as champions, the first time both the men's and women's champions repeated in race history. [2 ] With her victory, Shobukhova won the 2009–2010 women's [3 ] World Marathon Majors championship. Wanjiru's win likely clinched him the men's championship, but Kebede could still take it if he wins or places second in the [2 ] New York Marathon; this is considered unlikely since it is only four weeks from the Chicago Marathon. [2 ] Heinz Frei of Switzerland won the men's wheelchair event in 1:26:56 and American Amanda McGrory won the women's in 1:47:25. [4 ]
Richard Whitehead of Great Britain broke his old world record for athletes with lower-limb amputations, with a time of 2:42:52. [5 ]
Over six months before the race, organizers moved up the race's start-time by half an hour to 7:30 am to help prevent heat-related injuries like those that occurred in the 2007 when more than 300 runners were hospitalized.
[6 ] [7 ] A red-flag warning was issued during the race, and sixty-five people were hospitalized, which is in line with other marathons. [8 ] [4 ] Despite the conditions, over 36,000 runners finished the 42.195-kilometer (26.219 mi) race, the most in Chicago Marathon history. [8 ] [7 ]
Results [ edit ]
Elite races [ edit ]
Wheelchair races [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Andrew Grim and Philip Hersh (October 10, 2010). "The heat didn't take a toll on 2010 marathon". Archived from the original on 11 October 2010 . Retrieved October 11, 2010.
^ a b c d Philip Hersh (October 10, 2010). "Wanjiru, Shobukhova repeat marathon champs". Archived from the original on 12 October 2010 . Retrieved October 10, 2010.
^ "Defending champions reign in Chicago Marathon". . October 10, 2010 WGN-TV . Retrieved October 10, 2010.
^ a b Dale Bowman (October 10, 2010). "Defending champs Wanjiru, Shobukhova win Marathon". . Chicago Sun-Times Archived from the original on 13 October 2010 . Retrieved October 10, 2010.
^ Richard Whitehead Sets New World Best in Chicago Marathon, oandp.com, October 26, 2010
^ "2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration Closes as Race Reaches 45,000 Participant Capacity in Record Time: Limited Number of Entries Available Through Charities and Tour Groups" (PDF). Chicago, Illinois: Bank of America Chicago Marathon. March 23, 2010 . Retrieved October 27, 2010.
^ a b Andrew Grimm (October 10, 2010). "Chicago marathon runners show grit, even if they don't finish". Chicago Tribune . Retrieved October 12, 2010.
^ a b Ruth Ravve (October 10, 2010). "Chicago Marathon: The Heat Was On". . Fox News (blog) Archived from the original on 12 October 2010 . Retrieved October 12, 2010.
^ a b c d "Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2010 Results". Bank of America Chicago Marathon. October 10, 2010 . Retrieved October 11, 2010.