This time the Kenyans at the front of the finish line, also set new course records.
Dennis Kimetto and Rita Jeptoo were the victorious male and female winners. Dennis Kimetto battled fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai to win the men’s leg. In doing so he finished in two hours three minutes 45 seconds, beating the previous course record of 2.04:38 set by Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede just last year, 2012.
Jeptoo, who won the Boston Marathon in 2006, finished the 2013 Chicago Marathon in 2:19.57 – not the course record, but much faster than all other women.
Chicago Marathon In Social Media Via Twitter, YouTube:
The Chicago Marathon was the first major run since the Boston Marathon Bombing, so as you can imagine security was tight. We can get an idea of how it was via social media.
— adidas Running (@adidasrunning) October 14, 2013
— RedEye Chicago (@redeyechicago) October 14, 2013
Runner badly hurt in Boston bombing conquers Chicago Marathon http://t.co/qeOeq0r9PI
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 14, 2013
— Steve in a Speedo (@SteveinaSpeedo) October 13, 2013
— ABC 7 Chicago (@ABC7Chicago) October 12, 2013