Rupp, Dibaba win first major marathons at Chicago

Abel Kirui will be seeking a successful Chicago Marathon title defence

For the first time in 15 years, an American male has won the Chicago Marathon.

Rupp, born four years after Meyer's victory, won a 10,000 metres silver medal behind his British training partner Sir Mo Farah at the London 2012 Olympics.

But ultimately she came up slightly short of the course record.

Florence Kiplagat's 10km time of 32:28 was also 19 seconds faster than Radcliffe's record split but by 15km it was Hasay, third this year in Boston, leading in 49:02, three seconds under record pace. The women pushed it from the gun, splitting 2:16-2:17 projected pace through the downtown core of Chicago. Tirunesh Dibaba of Ehtiopia was the women's victor, finishing in 2:18:30.

The Chicago Marathon is a long-standing tradition in the IL city where runners across the United States and the world gather to run through 29 neighborhoods and reach the finish line in Grant Park.

Before Sunday, Khalid Khannouchi was the last American victor when he crossed the finish line first in 2002.

Hurricane Nate Downgraded to Category 1
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans , leaving behind a trail of death and destruction, most notably in Louisiana. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said 109 of its 120 pumps are functioning, which is 92 percent capacity .

The Ethiopian attacked shortly before the field passed halfway in 1:08.48 before breaking clear from Kenyan rival Brigid Kosgei in the 19th mile. And Dibaba won at London in April in 2:17:56, becoming the third-fastest woman at the distance on a similar flat course.

Last year's champion Abel Kirui of Kenya finished second. Stanley Biwott, a 2:03:51 marathoner and victor of New York City in 2015, dropped out shortly after.

The lead pack slowly dwindled over the next 10km, leaving only Rupp, Kirui and Ethiopia's Sisay Lemma after 22 miles.

Rupp was second at the Boston Marathon.

Rupp posted the two best miles of the race on Miles 23 and 24, finishing them in 4:35 and 4:31. She stayed with the lead pack throughout and finished in third place with a time of 2:20:57.

Related News:

  • Nadal outlasts Dimitrov to reach Beijing final

    Nadal outlasts Dimitrov to reach Beijing final

    The world No.1 cashed in on another Kyrgios meltdown to seize his sixth title of the season with a 6-2 6-1 victory in Beijing. The victory also further boosts his chances of finishing the year as world No.1 for the first time since 2013.
    Scotland's World Cup dream over after draw against Slovenia

    Scotland's World Cup dream over after draw against Slovenia

    Scotland needed a win in Slovenia to guarantee second place behind England in Group F and a play-off spot. Scotland are facing third placed Slovakia and have a two point gap over them.
    Braid chopping: Mobile Internet services restored in Kashmir

    Braid chopping: Mobile Internet services restored in Kashmir

    Dozens of incidents of braid-chopping have been reported in the state in the last few weeks, but nobody has been arrested. Police has formed a Special Investigation Team headed by a lady constable to investigate the braid chopping incidents.
  • Vegas Shooter Booked Hotel Room Overlooking Lollapalooza

    Vegas Shooter Booked Hotel Room Overlooking Lollapalooza

    During a press conference Wednesday, Lombardo said Paddock also left a note in his hotel room, but it was not a suicide note. Lombardo said it's hard to imagine one man, alone, could stockpile so much weaponry.

    Giants QB Eli Manning absolutely dogged Chargers in April

    An 0-5 start is a real possibility, as they've made a hard trip cross-country to play the also winless New York Giants on Sunday. Beckham was carted off the field in tears just a play before Manning's costly fumble after his ankle rolled.

    Eight Panthers standouts who paved way to 27-24 win over Lions

    Three touchdowns were scattered amongst Devin Funchess , Kelvin Benjamin , and Panthers rookie Christian McCaffrey . With a perfectly lofted 31-yard pass to Benjamin, the 2015 NFL MVP put Carolina up 24-10 early in the third.
  • Mike Pence leaves National Football League  game after players kneel during anthem

    Mike Pence leaves National Football League game after players kneel during anthem

    After having players kneel last week, both the Detroit Lions and Buffalo Bills all stood for the anthem before their games. Meanwhile, Kaepernick is still in pursuit of a team in the National Football League willing to take him on.
    McGregor vs. Ferguson? It's happening … when Conor is ready

    McGregor vs. Ferguson? It's happening … when Conor is ready

    Ferguson, a former Ultimate Fighter victor , became the interim champion when he submitted Lee in the third round. Borg tried to fight his way out of the painful looking submission, but he was eventually forced to tap.
    Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: New Trailer from NYCC

    Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams: New Trailer from NYCC

    The first trailer premiered on Friday at New York Comic Con , and it offers a dazzling glimpse of Dick's many different visions of the future .
  • IRGC Commander: Iran not to negotiate with USA  on regional issues

    IRGC Commander: Iran not to negotiate with USA on regional issues

    The Qods Force and individuals and entities associated with IRGC are on the list, but the organization as a whole is not. The warning comes as US President Trump is expected to announce his new Iran policy in the coming days.

    White Nationalist gather again in Charlottesville

    The Confederates lost the US Civil War in the mid-19th century, which broke out over the proposed abolition of slavery. Charlottesville has since shrouded the monument with a black tarp as a symbol of mourning for the woman who was killed.
    ALDS Astros vs. Red Sox Game 3 live stream

    ALDS Astros vs. Red Sox Game 3 live stream

    We will update with trends once they have been released. "Oh, there are a lot of things that will be said", said Dustin Pedroia . This is Sale's first year with the Red Sox after being traded from the Chicago White Sox back in December.


Most liked

Tampa donation site for Puerto Rico supplies needs volunteers
Many days later, our family received a brief message somehow that said Kathy and her family were safe, and that was out. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said public schools are ready to receive students relocating from Puerto Rico.

49ers Force OT, But Still Winless After Loss to Colts
Not even a defense that entered the weekend ranked next-to-last in the league could help the 49ers' offense get going on Sunday. In 2016, Armstead led all 3-4 defensive-ends in pass-rush productivity with 21 hurries and three sacks in 168 pass-rush snaps.

US beat host India 3-0 in Under-17 World Cup opener
The US strikers chose to build the attacks, majority from their territory, while India ran out of ideas in the opposition half. Then there is attacking midfielder Tim Weah, son of former FIFA " World Player of the Year" and Liberia great George Weah.

Pioneer Investment Management Inc. Has $3.839 Million Stake in Fitbit Inc (FIT)
Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fitbit from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a report on Friday, September 15th. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 11,442 shares of the company's stock, valued at $65,562.66.

President Trump claims Senator Corker "begged" for endorsement — Twitter battle
The President tried to disrespect a United States Senator, and he got his head handed to him. Mr Corker hit back that the White House had become an "adult day care centre".

Hatton holds on as Fisher hits record 61
He birdied all but two of his outward nine holes and then managed four birdies in succession from the 12th over his inward half. Dubuisson arrived in Scotland looking at returning to the European Tour Qualifying School after a miserable season.

Porter Health Care System offers activities for breast cancer awareness month
A woman in the USA has a 12.4 percent, or 1 in 8, lifetime risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer . Instead, it means an ongoing fight and struggle against an opponent that does not rest.

Anger in Ghana after six die in fuel station fire, blasts
Huge explosions have rocked a fuel depot in Ghana's capital Accra , killing at least three people. Many of those evacuated were students at the University of Ghana, which is sited in the area.

Huge demonstration against Catalan independence in Barcelona
More than 90 per cent of the 2.3 million people who voted backed secession , according to Catalan officials. Spanish politics has been plunged into disarray since Catalonia held an independence referendum a week ago.

Trump NFL row: Mike Pence walks out of game after players kneel
President Donald Trump tweeted that he had asked Mr Pence to leave if players kneeled and said he was "proud of him". More than 20 players on the 49ers kneeled during the anthem with their hands over their hearts, ESPN reported .

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman teach the meaning of 'namaste' to Chinese forces
After Doklam crisis, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address top Army brass during the commanders' conference tomorrow. She was accompanied by Vice Chief of the Army Staff Lt Gen Sarath Chand and GOC-in-Chief Eastern Command Lt Gen Abhay Krishna.

Senior Tories defend Theresa May in leaked Whatsapp messages
She has got grit, determination, dignity, she believes in service and diligence and she absolutely has my support". Former Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps has said there should be a Tory leadership election.

Dove Apologizes for Facebook Ad Seen as Racist
The beauty care products firm today said it "profoundly lamented" the pictures after they started an online race storm. It was a Facebook campaign and there were three images in all.

Browns Rookie QB DeShone Kizer Benched For Second Half Against Jets
The Browns penetrated to the Jets 32 the next time they got the ball, but then two penalties pushed them back to the Jets 47. Kizer, the rookie from Notre Dame who had started all five games this season, was 8 of 17 for 87 yards and an interception.

NFL Week 5 odds, over/under: Bills remain 3-point underdog to Bengals
Linder, who signed the largest contract ever given to a center this summer, has led a much improved offensive line this season. The Jaguars struggle to defend the run, which should open the door for the Steelers to follow a similar plan at Heinz Field.