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• Chicago Marathon 2018 Elite Athletes Field

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The 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will kick off on Sunday, 7 October. Previous years winners Abel Kirui and Dickson Chumba and Brigid Kosgei who finished second last year will headline men's and women's elite fields.

This year’s men's elite field includes 11 men who have run 2:07 or faster and six women who have run 2:25 or faster and other 3 women with PB's under 2:20. 

Men's Elite Field

Mosinet Geremew ETH 2:04:00

Birhanu Legese ETH 2:04:15

Dickson Chumba KEN 2:04:32

Abel Kirui KEN 2:05:04

Kenneth Kipkemoi KEN 2:05:44

Galen Rupp USA 2:06:07

Bernard Kipyego KEN 2:06:19

Mo Farah GBR 2:06:21

Geoffrey Kirui KEN 2:06:27

Suguru Osako JPN 2:07:19

Bedan Karoki KEN 2:07:41

Ryo Kiname JPN 2:08:08

Yuki Kawauchi JPN 2:08:14

Mohamed Reda MAR 2:09:18

Luke Puskedra USA 2:10:24

Stephen Sambu KEN 2:11:07

Elkanah Kibet USA 2:11:31

Tyler McCandless USA 2:12:28

Aaron Braun USA 2:12:54

Kiya Dandena USA 2:12:56

Patrick Rizzo USA 2:13:42

Andrew Bumbalough USA 2:13:58

Bayron Piedra ECU 2:14:12

Yohei Suzuki JPN 2:14:53 

Taku Fujimoto JPN 2:15:30

Johnny Crain USA 2:15:46

Jonas Hampton USA 2:15:46

Pardon Ndhlovu ZIM 2:16:22

Andrew Epperson USA 2:16:54

Women's Elite Field

Roza Dereje ETH 2:19:17

Florence Kiplagat KEN 2:19:44

Birhane Dibaba ETH 2:19:51

Brigid Kosgei KEN 2:20:13

Shure Demise ETH 2:20:59

Joan Benoit Samuelson USA 2:21:21

Laura Thweatt USA 2:25:38

Alyson Dixon GBR 2:29:06

Jess Draskau Petersson DEN 2:30:07

Vianey De la Rosa MEX 2:32:01

Veronicah Nyaruai KEN 2:32:06

Sarah Crouch USA 2:32:44

Taylor Ward USA 2:35:27

Dayna Pidhoresky CAN 2:36:08

Hiruni Wijayaratne SRI 2:36:35

Katie Matthews USA 2:38:40

Kristen Heckert USA 2:38:54

Melanie Myrand  CAN 2:39:07

Chirine Njeim LBN 2:39:21

Gwen Jorgensen USA 2:41:01

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