Kebede and Kidane among the key names in Chicago fields

Chicago, USA – Ethiopians Tsegaye Kebede and Werknesh Kidane are among the key international names on the race roster announced today by the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, whose 35th edition will be celebrated on 7 October.

These athletes join previously announced 2012 Boston Marathon champion and Chicago runner-up Wesley Korir of Kenya, three-time U.S. Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein, and three-time defending champion Liliya Shobukhova of Russia.

“The men’s field is the deepest we’ve ever had in Chicago, and I think it will take a career performance to win on October 7,” said Carey Pinkowski, the executive race director.

“In the women’s field, with the addition of Werknesh Kidane, you are looking at some of the most talented athletes on the planet, each of whom will be trying to figure out a way to beat Liliya Shobukhova on what has become her home course. These are going to be magnificent races to help celebrate the Chicago Marathon’s 35th anniversary.”Read more


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