08 Oct '17, 3pm

Tirunesh Dibaba wins Chicago Marathon; Jordan Hasay third in historic time

Tirunesh Dibaba wins Chicago Marathon; Jordan Hasay third in historic time

The race got off to a torrid start, with a lead pack of five at 2:16 pace through the first 10 kilometers. Dibaba, 32, took the lead right before the halfway point, which they reached in a split of 1:08:48, and Kosgei stuck with her for the next six miles. But at mile 19, Kosgei could no longer keep the pace and Dibaba opened a large lead. She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, holds the world record in the 5,000 meters, and ran 2:17:56 at the London Marathon in April, the fifth-fastest time in history. Hasay had an impressive marathon debut in April in Boston, where she ran 2:23:00, which put her fifth all-time among American women marathoners. Today, she passed Desiree Linden, Joan Benoit Samuelson, and Shalane Flanagan with her time, and trails only Deena Kastor, who set the American record of 2:19:36 in 2006. Dibaba takes home $100,000 for the win, Kosgei earned $7...

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