Chicago Marathon: Galen Rupp becomes first American to win since 2002

  • Chicago Marathon: Galen Rupp becomes first American to win since 2002

Chicago Marathon: Galen Rupp becomes first American to win since 2002

The 31-year-old OR native, who finished second at the 2017 Boston Marathon, completed the course in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 20 seconds on Sunday, 28 seconds ahead of the defending champion, Kenyan runner Abel Kirui, reports Efe news agency.

Kenya's Abel Kirui was second, 28 seconds behind Rupp.

Dibaba in her debut in Chicago clocked 2:18:30 while Kenyan Birid Kosgei who braved the high tempo throughout sticking to the Ethiopian came in second, one minute 53 seconds later.

Hasay, who trains with Rupp under Alberto Salazar, was third in the Boston Marathon to give the USA its best combined male-female finish since 1985.

The sun has gone down, and the runners in the 40th Annual Chicago Marathon are now headed home.

Galen Rupp won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday to become the first American victor in 15 years.

"It's just incredible", the delighted victor told NBC afterwards.

"I went with that lead pack, " Hasay said.

"This is my third marathon and I'm very happy to have won here", Dibaba said.

Kirui finished second in 2:09:48 with countryman Bernard Kipyego third in 2:10:23. Third place went to American Jordan Hasay, who set a new USA record with a time of 2.20:57.

The race started slowly with a large group of 27 male runners coming through the 10km split in 31:24.

Rupp clinched the silver medal in the men's 10,000m race at the 2012 London Olympics.

Tatyana McFadden pipped American compatriot Amanda McGrory to win her seventh consecutive Chicago women's wheelchair title and eighth overall. She finished third again on Sunday in 2:20:57.