United States wheelchair athletes Daniel Romanchuk, Tatyana McFadden and Susannah Scaroni have qualified for next year's Paralympic Games in Tokyo following their performances at the Chicago Marathon.
How will the first man to run a sub two-hour marathon in a normal race feel, I wonder? Will they be glad that Eliud Kipchoge, with a little help from his friends. broke that landmark time? Or will they feel strangely robbed? Will their moment of foot-racing history become, effectively, a footnote?
Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old women’s world record today as she retained her Chicago Marathon title in 2 hours 14min 04sec - a day after her Kenyan compatriot Eliud Kipchoge had become the first man to better two hours for the distance.
Defending champion Sir Mo Farah and 2017 winner Galen Rupp will run in tomorrow’s Chicago Marathon at the end of a build-up where the biggest name involved has been that of their former coach, Alberto Salazar.