by Clay ShawPhotos by Clay Shaw and Karen Mitchell Emily Sisson of Providence, RI set a new American marathon record of 2:18:29. She was locked in, running with pacers Brian Harvey and Jonny Mellor, clocking 1:09:26 for the first half… Read More ›
Preview of 2022 Chicago Marathon
BY THE NUMBERS(Information provided courtesy of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon) HISTORY1977 – year of the first Chicago Marathon. 947,945 finishers to date.45,932 finishers in 2019 (Largest finisher field) 2,128 finishers in 1977 (first finisher field)5 world records set… Read More ›
Tura and Chepngetich Battle Wind to Win
by Clay Shaw Bank of America Chicago Marathon, October 10, 2021—Seifu Tura of Ethiopia was the leader of a three-man group with Galen Rupp (USA) and Eric Kiptanui (KEN) through Chinatown near mile 22. He pulled away in the final… Read More ›
How to Cover Two Abbott World Marathon Majors in One Weekend . . . Can It Be Done?
By Karen Mitchell Earlier this year, marathon aficionados learned that the 125th Boston Marathon would run on October 11 and the 43rd Chicago Marathon would keep its normal slot, this year on October 10. Big marathons are back! The dilemma:… Read More ›
Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2019 Photo Gallery
Photo gallery from the Chicago Marathon, October 13, 2019 at miles 1.5, 3, and 22. It was an epic day for many elite and sub-elite marathoners. All photos are by Clay Shaw.
Brigid Kosgei Rocks Chicago with World Record on Magic Day
by Clay ShawPhotography by Karen Mitchell CHICAGO, IL, OCTOBER 13, 2019—Brigid Koskei of Kenya, who has been unbeatable throughout 2019, came into Chicago confident and ready. On September 8, Kosgei had set a new women’s world record of 1:04:28 at… Read More ›
Chicago Marathon Athletes are Ready to Run! Our Photo Gallery
by Clay Shaw and Karen Mitchell CHICAGO, IL, October 11, 2019—A group of stellar athletes headline the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with ideal temperatures predicted on Sunday. The defending champs are all back, with many other winning athletes. It’s… Read More ›