Chicago Marathon 2019
October 13, 2019 -
Der 42. Bank of America Marathon erwartet weit über 40.000 Teilnehmer. Die Läufer folgen einem pittoresken Downtown Kurs, der
im Grant Park am Ufer des Michigan Sees endet.
Chicago hosts the fifth World Marathon Major of the year, after races in Tokyo, London, Boston, and Berlin. New York will host final showpiece event, in November.
Four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah from Britain, Chicago Marathon winner in 2018, heads the men’s elite field, but faces tough competition from home favourite Galen Rupp and Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono, who secured the Boston Marathon title in April.
In the women's race, defending champion Brigid Kosgei of Kenya leads the field, hoping to add to her 2019 London Marathon winners medal.