Top-10 Results: Bank of America Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO (Sporting Alert) — The top ten results for the men’s and women’s races at the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning.

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto broke away from a small group of runners in the closing parts of the race win the title on his way to setting a new course record of 2:03:45, a time which is the fourth-fastest ever on the IAAF list of legal courses.

His time bettered the previous course record of 2:04:38, which was set at last year’s race, while coming within 22-seconds of Wilson Kipsang’s world record of 2:03:23, set in Berlin two weeks ago.

Kimetto came home ahead of fellow countrymen Emanuel Mutai, who clocked 2:03.52 for second place and Sammy Kitwara, in 02:05:16.

On the women’s side Kenyan Rita Jeptoo made up for her defeat last year to win in 2:19:57, a time which is the first sub-2:20 Marathon in the world this year.

Her training partner Jemina Jelagat Sumgong was second in 2:20:48.

Men’s Top Ten Chicago Marathon Results

1 Kimetto, Dennis KEN 2:03:45
2 Mutai, Emmanuel KEN 2:03:52
3 Kitwara, Sammy KEN 2:05:16
4 Kogo, Micah KEN 2:06:56
5 Ritzenhein, Dathan USA 2:09:45
6 Abshero, Ayele ETH 2:10:10
7 Sano, Hiroaki JPN 2:10:29
8 Mosop, Moses KEN 2:11:19
9 Oda, Yoshinori JPN 2:11:29
10 Tegenkamp, Matt USA 2:12:28

Women’s Top Ten Chicago Marathon Results

1 Jeptoo, Rita KEN 2:19:57
2 Jelagat Sumgong, Jemima KEN 2:20:48
3 Konovalova, Maria RUS 2:22:46
4 Duliba, Aliaksandra BLR 2:23:44
5 Baysa, Atsede ETH 2:26:42
6 Kiros Reda, Ehitu ETH 2:27:42
7 Akaba, Yukiko JPN 2:27:49
8 Afework, Abebech ETH 2:28:38
9 Santucci, Clara USA 2:31:41
10 White, Melissa USA 2:32:39

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