Eliude Kipchoge Wins 2014 Chicago Marathon
Kenya’s Eliude Kipchoge won the 2014 Chicago Marathon on Saturday in a time of 2:04:11.
The 29-year old ran a 1:02:11 first half and finished it with a slight negative split of 1:02:00 over the last 13.1 miles. It was a tight top-3 with less than 21 seconds separating the three.
His fellow countrymen helped sweep the podium with second place going to Sammy Kitwara in 2:04:28 and third place going to Dickson Chumba in 2:04:32.
The highest finishing American was Bobby Curtis finishing in 9th place in 2:11:20.
Rita Jeptoo Top Woman at 2014 Chicago Marathon
On the women’s side, the great Rita Jeptoo (Kenya) won the Chicago Marathon in a time of 2:24:35.
Second place went to Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba in 2:25:37 and third place to Kenyan Florence Kiplagat in 2:25:57.
Highest finished American woman was Amy Hastings in 5th place with a time of 2:27:03.
Both winners won $100,000 each for their wins. Jeptoo won an additional $55,000 for the series win.