Rupp 1st American to win Chicago Marathon because 2002

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AP Photo/ Paul Beaty Galen Rupp of the United States wins the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Chicago. It is the very first time since 2002 an American has actually won the males’s Chicago Marathon.

Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017|4 p.m.

CHICAGO– Galen Rupp won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday to end up being the first American winner in 15 years.

Rupp finished in 2 hours, 9 minutes, 20 seconds. Khalid Khannouchi was the last U.S. winner in 2002.

Kenya’s Abel Kirui was second, 28 seconds behind Rupp. Kenya’s Bernard Kipyego was third.

Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba won the women’s race in 2:18:31. Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei was 2nd, and American Jordan Hasay 3rd.

More than 40,000 runners began the 40th yearly race more than a million spectators lined the route.

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