List of winners of the Chicago Marathon
The Chicago Marathon, one of the six World Marathon Majors, has been contested by men and women annually since 1977. Since 1983, it has been held annually in October. The United States has been represented by the most Chicago Marathon winners (eight men and twelve women). After a seventh consecutive win by a Kenyan man in 2009, Kenyan men have won more times (ten) than men representing any other country. The United Kingdom is in third place in total victories (eight), victories by men (five) and victories by women (three). All four of Brazil's victors have been men, and all three of Portugal's winners have been women.
The first six pairs of races were swept by the United States. Runners representing the United Kingdom won both races in 1996 (Paul Evans and Marian Sutton). Kenya has been victorious in both races twice (1998 and 2001) and is the most recent country to do so, with representatives Ben Kimondiu and Catherine Ndereba. Deena Kastor, the 2005 female winner, is the last victor from the host nation. Although four-time winner Khalid Khannouchi represented the United States during his 2000 and 2002 victories after becoming an American citizen, the last American-born male winner was Greg Meyer. 1979 winner Laura Michalek of the United States was just 15 years old.
Khannouchi's four victories is the most by any contestant. There have been several two-time winners including Khannouchi, five men and six women. Four of the five male two-time winners have been consecutive winners (most recently Evans Rutto in 2002 and 2003), and six of the seven two-time female victors have been consecutive (most recently Berhane Adere in 2006 and 2007). No one other than Khannouchi has won three races and no one has won three consecutively.
There have been two male and two female world records for the fastest marathon time set in the race. The United Kingdom has had both a male and a female fastest marathon world record in Chicago. The most recent fastest marathon world record was set by Paula Radcliffe, who succeeded Catherine Ndereba as a world record holder in 2002. Khannouchi set the last male fastest marathon world record in the Chicago Marathon in 1999. After Ndereba set the record in 2001, both the men's and women's current fastest marathon world records had been set in the Chicago Marathon.
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|Date||Male athlete||Country||Time||Female athlete||Country||Time|
|September 25, 1977||Cloeter, DanDan Cloeter||United States||2:17:52||Doolittle, DorothyDorothy Doolittle||United States||2:50:47|
|September 24, 1978||Stanforth, MarkMark Stanforth||United States||2:19:20||Larson, LynaeLynae Larson||United States||2:59:25|
|October 21, 1979||Cloeter, DanDan Cloeter||United States||2:23:20||Michalek, LauraLaura Michalek||United States||3:15:45|
|September 28, 1980||Richardson, FrankFrank Richardson||United States||2:14:04||Peterson, SueSue Peterson||United States||2:45:03|
|September 27, 1981||Coppess, PhilPhil Coppess||United States||2:16:13||Gandy, TinaTina Gandy||United States||2:49:39|
|September 26, 1982||Meyer, GregGreg Meyer||United States||2:10:59||Conz, NancyNancy Conz||United States||2:33:23|
|October 16, 1983||Nzau, JosephJoseph Nzau||Kenya||2:09:44||Mota, RosaRosa Mota||Portugal||2:31:12|
|October 21, 1984||Jones, SteveSteve Jones||United Kingdom||2:08:05^||Mota, RosaRosa Mota||Portugal||2:26:01|
|October 20, 1985||Jones, SteveSteve Jones||United Kingdom||2:07:13||Benoit, JoanJoan Benoit||United States||2:21:21|
|October 26, 1986||Seko, ToshihikoToshihiko Seko||Japan||2:08:27||Kristiansen, IngridIngrid Kristiansen||Norway||2:27:08|
|October 25, 1987||
|October 30, 1988||Cruz, AlejandroAlejandro Cruz||Mexico||2:08:57||Weidenbach, LisaLisa Weidenbach||United States||2:29:17|
|October 29, 1989||Davies-Hale, PaulPaul Davies-Hale||United Kingdom||2:11:25||Weidenbach, LisaLisa Weidenbach||United States||2:28:15|
|October 28, 1990||Pitayo, MartínMartín Pitayo||Mexico||2:09:41||Cunha, AuroraAurora Cunha||Portugal||2:30:11|
|October 27, 1991||Rocha, JoseildoJoseildo Rocha||Brazil||2:14:33||Hamrin, MiddeMidde Hamrin||Sweden||2:36:21|
|October 25, 1992||de Souza, José CesarJosé Cesar de Souza||Brazil||2:16:14||Somers, LindaLinda Somers||United States||2:37:41|
|October 31, 1993||Antônio, LuízLuíz Antônio||Brazil||2:13:14||Lemettinen, RitvaRitva Lemettinen||Finland||2:33:18|
|October 30, 1994||Antônio, LuízLuíz Antônio||Brazil||2:11:16||Johnston, KristyKristy Johnston||United States||2:31:34|
|October 15, 1995||Martin, EamonnEamonn Martin||United Kingdom||2:11:18||Lemettinen, RitvaRitva Lemettinen||Finland||2:28:27|
|October 20, 1996||Evans, PaulPaul Evans||United Kingdom||2:08:52||Sutton, MarianMarian Sutton||United Kingdom||2:30:41|
|October 19, 1997||Khannouchi, KhalidKhalid Khannouchi||Morocco||2:07:10||Sutton, MarianMarian Sutton||United Kingdom||2:29:03|
|October 11, 1998||Osoro, OndoroOndoro Osoro||Kenya||2:06:54||Chepchumba, JoyceJoyce Chepchumba||Kenya||2:23:57|
|October 24, 1999||Khannouchi, KhalidKhalid Khannouchi||Morocco||2:05:42^||Chepchumba, JoyceJoyce Chepchumba||Kenya||2:25:59|
|October 22, 2000||Khannouchi, KhalidKhalid Khannouchi||United States||2:07:01||Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba||Kenya||2:21:33|
|October 7, 2001||Kimondiu, BenBen Kimondiu||Kenya||2:08:52||Ndereba, CatherineCatherine Ndereba||Kenya||2:18:47^|
|October 13, 2002||Khannouchi, KhalidKhalid Khannouchi||United States||2:05:56||Radcliffe, PaulaPaula Radcliffe||United Kingdom||2:17:18^|
|October 12, 2003||Rutto, EvansEvans Rutto||Kenya||2:05:50||Zakharova, SvetlanaSvetlana Zakharova||Russia||2:23:07|
|October 10, 2004||Rutto, EvansEvans Rutto||Kenya||2:06:16||Diță, ConstantinaConstantina Diță||Romania||2:23:45|
|October 9, 2005||Limo, FelixFelix Limo||Kenya||2:07:02||Kastor, DeenaDeena Kastor||United States||2:21:25|
|October 22, 2006||Cheruiyot, RobertRobert Cheruiyot||Kenya||2:07:35||Adere, BerhaneBerhane Adere||Ethiopia||2:20:42|
|October 7, 2007||Ivuti, PatrickPatrick Ivuti||Kenya||2:11:11||Adere, BerhaneBerhane Adere||Ethiopia||2:33:49|
|October 12, 2008||Cheruiyot, EvansEvans Cheruiyot||Kenya||2:06:25||Grigoryeva, LidiyaLidiya Grigoryeva||Russia||2:27:17|
|October 11, 2009||Wanjiru, SamuelSamuel Wanjiru||Kenya||2:05:41||Mikitenko, IrinaIrina Mikitenko||Germany||2:26:31|
|October 10, 2010||Wanjiru, SamuelSamuel Wanjiru||Kenya||2:06:23||Baysa, AtsedeAtsede Baysa||Ethiopia||2:23:40|
|October 9, 2011||Mosop, MosesMoses Mosop||Kenya||2:05:37||Dibaba, EjegayehuEjegayehu Dibaba||Ethiopia||2:22:09|
|October 7, 2012||Kebede, TsegayeTsegaye Kebede||Ethiopia||2:04:38||Baysa, AtsedeAtsede Baysa||Ethiopia||2:22:03|
|October 13, 2013||Kimetto, DennisDennis Kimetto||Kenya||2:03:45||Jeptoo, RitaRita Jeptoo||Kenya||2:19:57|
|October 12, 2014||Kipchoge, EliudEliud Kipchoge||Kenya||2:04:11||Dibaba, MareMare Dibaba||Ethiopia||2:25:37|
|October 11, 2015||Chumba, DicksonDickson Chumba||Kenya||2:09:25||Kiplagat, FlorenceFlorence Kiplagat||Kenya||2:23:33|
|October 9, 2016||Kirui, AbelAbel Kirui||Kenya||2:11:23||Kiplagat, FlorenceFlorence Kiplagat||Kenya||2:21:32|
2014: Rita Jeptoo finished first, tested positive in an out-of-competition drug test for EPO on September 25, 2014. The drug test was confirmed in December 20, 2014, and her two-year suspension was made retroactive to the date of the positive test, which was before the Chicago Marathon, on January 30, 2015.
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- Due to sponsorship complications, the event was contested as a half marathon.
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