List of winners of the Chicago Marathon

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Khalid Khannouchi is a four-time Chicago Marathon winner.

The Chicago Marathon, one of the six World Marathon Majors,[1] has been contested by men and women annually since 1977.[2] Since 1983, it has been held annually in October.[2] The United States had been represented by the most Chicago Marathon winners (nine men and twelve women).[3][4] After a seventh consecutive win by a Kenyan man in 2009, Kenyan men have won more times (ten) than men representing any other country.[3][4] The United Kingdom is in third place in total victories (eight), victories by men (five) and victories by women (three).[3][4] All four of Brazil's victors have been men,[3] and all three of Portugal's winners have been women.[4]

History

The first six pairs of races were swept by the United States.[5] Runners representing the United Kingdom won both races in 1996 (Paul Evans and Marian Sutton).[6] 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.[5] 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,[7] the last American-born male winner was Greg Meyer.[3][4] 1979 winner Laura Michalek of the United States was just 15 years old.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2] Khannouchi set the last male fastest marathon world record in the Chicago Marathon in 1999.[2] 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.[8][9]

Winners

2008 Chicago Marathon winner Evans Cheruiyot
The 2007 Chicago Marathon final 200 meters was a duel between Patrick Ivuti (right) & Jaouad Gharib (left). Ivutu won by 5/100th of a second.
2006 winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot in the 2007 event
2005 winner Felix Limo in 2008
The leaders of the 2007 men's race were side-by-side with less than 300 meters remaining
  ^ World Record
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[10]
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
October 8, 2017 Rupp, GalenGalen Rupp  United States 2:09:20 Dibaba, TiruneshTirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 2:18:31

NOTES:

2009–11: Liliya Shobukhova finished first all three years but was subsequently disqualified and records erased because of a positive drug test. Her penalty was announced in 2014.[11]

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.[12]

Country summary

Country Male
winners
Female
winners
Total
 Kenya 16 7 23
 United States 9 12 21
 United Kingdom 5 3 8
 Ethiopia 1 7 8
 Brazil 4 0 4
 Portugal 0 3 3
 Mexico 2 0 2
 Finland 0 2 2
 Russia 0 2 2
 Morocco 2 0 2
 Japan 1 0 1
 Norway 0 1 1
 Romania 0 1 1
 Sweden 0 1 1
 Germany 0 1 1

Notes

  1. ^ "About World Marathon Majors". World Marathon Majors. Archived from the original on December 8, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Race History". Bank of America Corporation. Archived from the original on February 22, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Past Men's Champions". Chicago Tribune. Newsbank. October 13, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Past Women's Champions". Chicago Tribune. Newsbank. October 13, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Chicago Marathon winners". Chicago Tribune. Newsbank. October 8, 2001. Retrieved February 20, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Brits reign over Chicago Marathon". Chicago Sun-Times. Newsbank. October 21, 1996. Retrieved February 20, 2009. 
  7. ^ Hamel, Larry (October 11, 2002). "Khalid: Great to be back – Popular Khannouchi returns to Chicago, where infatuation continues to increase". Chicago Sun-Times. Newsbank. Retrieved February 20, 2009. 
  8. ^ Hersh, Philip and Marlen Garcia (October 8, 2001). "Chicago makes case as world's premier race – But TV coverage still has room for improvement". Chicago Tribune. Newsbank. Retrieved February 20, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Women's Marathon Record Falls Quickly Ndereba Tops Week-old Mark In Chicago". Akron Beacon Journal. Newsbank. October 8, 2001. Retrieved February 21, 2009. 
  10. ^ Due to sponsorship complications, the event was contested as a half marathon.
  11. ^ "Liliya Shobukhova: Russian runner ordered to repay £377K to London Marathon". BBC Sport. July 19, 2016. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Rita Jeptoo banned 2 years". ESPN. January 30, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2016. 

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