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Chicago Marathon promises thrilling races

2005-10-07

Evans Rutto at his second victory in Chicago 2004
© Victah Sailor

Chicago Marathon promises thrilling races Chicago Marathon promises thrilling races

Both the men’s and women’s champions from the 2004 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon will return to Chicago on Sunday to battle with a field of world-class athletes to maintain their title. In only his third attempt at the marathon distance, Kenyan Evans Rutto, 27,won his second consecutive LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon last year in 2:06:16. In the course of only two years, Rutto accomplished what only two other marathon runners in the world, Khalid Khannouchi and Steve Jones, had accomplished two consecutive LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon wins. Rutto is ready to accomplish victory number three.

After receiving amazing support last year from the estimated 1.2 millions spectators that lined the course, Rutto is thrilled to be back attempting it again.


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