Chicago Marathon: Kenyans Dennis Kimetto and Rita Jeptoo Set Course Records

Zennie Abraham / Zennie62
Zennie Abraham / Zennie62

chicago-marathon-signThe Chicago Marathon 2013 was much like other prominent American running races: it was dominated by great Kenyan runners.

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.

Stay tuned.

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Zennie Abraham
Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of zennie62blog.com and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.

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