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Jordan Hasay targets American record at Chicago Marathon

Jordan Hasay announces plan to target American record of 2:19:36 this fall

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American Jordan Hasay has announced that she will target the American women’s marathon record this fall in Chicago.

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Most recently, Hasay was the first American woman across the line in Boston finishing third in 2:25:20, just under two minutes behind winner Worknesh Degefa. While most runners will be gearing up next fall for the 2020 Olympic trials, Hasay has chosen a different route by opting to peak for Chicago.


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Hasay ran the second-fastest American marathon time in Chicago in 2017 at 2:20:57. That race was only her second attempt at the marathon distance. She also holds the record for the fastest American marathon debut at 2:23:00 which she ran in Boston in 2017. Following her stellar 2017 season, Hasay struggled through 2018 dealing with a heel injury that forced her to pull out of both the Chicago and Boston marathons.

However, Hasay isn’t the only American in exceptional marathon shape heading into 2020. Emily Sisson just ran the second-fastest American marathon debut, only eight seconds off of Hasay’s, at the London Marathon. And before that marathon, Sisson ran within seconds of Molly Huddle’s American half-marathon record in Houston earlier this year and followed that up with a 10,000m at the Stanford Invitational finishing in 30:49 which is the third-fastest American woman’s time.

Deena Kastor’s record of 2:19:36 is in reach for an American woman in the coming future. Hasay has been the first to openly target the record, but Sisson could also be a contender.

In the men’s race, Sir Mo Farah and Galen Rupp have both announced that they will run Chicago 2019.