2010 Chicago Marathon

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The 2010 Chicago Marathon took place on Sunday, October 10, 2010. Over 38,000 runners took part, the most in the race's history.[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.[2] Both Wanjiru and Shobukhova repeated as champions, the first time both the men's and women's champions repeated in race history.[3] With her victory, Shobukhova won the 2009–2010 women's World Marathon Majors championship.[2] Wanjiru's win likely clinched him the men's championship, but Kebede could still take it if he wins or places second in the New York Marathon; this is considered unlikely since it is only four weeks from the Chicago Marathon.[2][dated info] 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][8] A red-flag warning was issued during the race, and sixty-five people were hospitalized, which is in line with other marathons.[4][8] Despite the conditions, over 36,000 runners finished the 42.195-kilometer (26.219 mi) race, the most in Chicago Marathon history.[7]

Results[edit]

Elite races[edit]

Elite Men[9]
Position Athlete Nationality Time
1 Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 2:06:24
2 Tsegaye Kebede  Ethiopia 2:06:43
3 Feyisa Lilesa  Ethiopia 2:08:10
4 Wesley Korir  Kenya 2:08:44
5 Vincent Kipruto  Kenya 2:09:08
6 Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot  Kenya 2:09:28
7 Laban Moiben  Kenya 2:10:48
8 Jason Hartmann  United States 2:11:06
9 Ridouane Harroufi  Morocco 2:13:01
10 Mike Sayenko  United States 2:14:27
Elite Women[9]
Position Athlete Nationality Time
1 Liliya Shobukhova  Russia 2:20:25
2 Atsede Baysa  Ethiopia 2:23:40
3 Mariya Konovalova  Russia 2:23:50
4 Desiree Davila  United States 2:26:20
5 Irina Mikitenko  Germany 2:26:40
6 Mamitu Daska  Ethiopia 2:28:29
7 Magdalena Lewy-Boulet  United States 2:28:44
8 Kaori Yoshida  Japan 2:29:45
9 Jia Chaofeng  China 2:30:35
10 Tera Moody  United States 2:30:53

Wheelchair races[edit]

Men[9]
Position Athlete Nationality Time
1 Heinz Frei   Switzerland 1:26:56
2 Masazumi Soejima  Japan 1:28:01
3 Rafael Botello Jimenez  Spain 1:28:46
4 Ernst Van Dyke  South Africa 1:32:43
5 Saul Mendoza  Mexico 1:36:04
6 Aaron Pike  United States 1:36:04
7 Adam Bleakney  United States 1:36:06
8 Ryan Chalmers  United States 1:36:31
9 Josh George  United States 1:42:27
10 Tony Iniguez  United States 1:42:53
Women[9]
Position Athlete Nationality Time
1 Amanda McGrory  United States 1:47:25
2 Wakako Tsuchida  Japan 1:47:27
3 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:56:11
4 Anjali Forber Pratt  United States 2:02:05
5 Margaret Frederick  United States 2:43:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Defending champions reign in Chicago Marathon". WGN-TV. October 10, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ Richard Whitehead Sets New World Best in Chicago Marathon, oandp.com, October 26, 2010
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ a b Andrew Grimm (October 10, 2010). "Chicago marathon runners show grit, even if they don't finish". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 12, 2010. 
  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ a b c d "Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2010 Results". Bank of America Chicago Marathon. October 10, 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010.