Having seen Shalane Flanagan become the first home woman to win the New York City Marathon in 40 years last November, United States fans are looking forward to tomorrow’s Boston Marathon with rising hopes of a similar landmark victory.
With a tradition of deep elite fields and fast times, the Chicago Marathon blends pace and competition
The Chicago Marathon, which takes place today for the 38th time since it started in 1977 (they only ran a half marathon in 1987), will be historic. For the first time since Carey Pinkowski took over as race director in 1990, it will no longer be employing pacemakers.
Tokyo Marathon winner Birhane Dibaba has been added to the women’s field for this year’s Chicago Marathon, which is due to take place on October 11.