The British athlete and four-time Olympic champion won the marathon for the first time.
On October 7, the traditional Chicago Marathon, one of the most prestigious major marathons in the world, was held for the 41st time. Among men, the first to finish was Briton Mo Farah. Its result is 2 hours 5 minutes 11 seconds, this is a new record for Europe. The victory in Chicago was his first gold of his career at such a distance.
Farah is the Olympic champion in 2012 and 2016 in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. In Chicago, he updated his personal marathon record by more than 3 minutes (in 2014, the runner finished the London marathon at 2:08:21, becoming only eighth).
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The second among the men to finish Mozinet Geremy from Ethiopia (2:05:24), the third - the Japanese Suguru Osako (2 : 05: 50). The winner of last year's marathon, American Galen Rapp, finished only fifth.
The women won Kenyan Brigit Cosgei (2:18:35), the Ethiopian Rosa Derey (2:21:18) and Shura Demis (2:22:15) won the second and third .
Despite the rain and cold weather, as in the recent Moscow marathon , 44 571 runners finished in Chicago, which was a record for 41 year race history.