Print Edition - 2017-10-10  |  Sports Digest

Rupp, Dibaba win marathons

- AFP, CHICAGO

Oct 10, 2017-

Galen Rupp became the first American man in 15 years to win the Chicago Marathon on Sunday while Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba, a three-time Olympic champion, captured the women’s crown. It was only the fourth career start at the 42.16km distance for Rupp, who was second in April’s Boston Marathon and third in last year’s Rio Olympics, and just the third marathon for Dibaba, a former world and Olympic 5,000 and 10,000m champion. Dibaba and Rupp each took a $100,000 top prize at the 40th anniversary edition of the classic, which saw more than 40,000 runners compete on the streets of the US Midwestern metropolis.

Published: 10-10-2017 08:55

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