Mo Farah wins Bank of America Chicago Marathon in European record

The 2018 Chicago champion always seems to shine in big races and he didn't come up short today. 

October 7th, 2018 by | Posted in Runs & Races | Tags: , , , ,

Sir Mo Farah took the win at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday morning in 2:05:11 unofficially. Farah broke Mosinet Geremew with roughly 600m to go to take the win. Geremew finished second in 2:05:24. 

This was only Farah’s third career marathon. He not only takes the win today, but his 2:05:11 is also a European record. Farah adds the marathon to his list of European records including the 1,500m on the track. 

Farah will now take a break with his family, he told NBC post-race that he’s excited to spend some downtime with them before ramping up training again. The 2018 Chicago champion always seems to shine in big races and he didn’t come up short today. 

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Despite the rainy conditions, the race saw four men finish under 2:06. Suguru Osako of Japan finished third setting a new Japanese national record in 2:05:50. Osako earns 100 million yen for his marathon record today. 

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Kenneth Kipkemoi of Kenya was fourth in 2:05:57 and was followed by Galen Rupp in fifth in 2:06:21. Rupp seemed to run into trouble in the last quarter of the race, dropping off the lead pack and grabbing his side. 

In the men’s wheelchair race 20-year-old Daniel Romanchuk of America won in 1:31:34. 

Women’s results to follow.