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Emily Sisson set a US women’s record at the Chicago Marathon

Emily Sisson set a US women’s record at the Chicago Marathon

Emily Sisson set a new American woman record by finishing second in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

Sisson finished in 2:18:29, breaking Keira D’Amato’s record by 43 seconds, according to the Chicago Marathon. D’Amato set the previous record earlier this year at the Houston Marathon, finishing in 2:19:12.

The two women, as well as record holders Deena Kastor and Joan Benoit Samuelson from 2006 and 1985, posed for a photo on Sunday.

Kenyan runner Benson Kipruto won the men’s race in 2:04:24, and fellow Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich won the women’s race in 2:14:18. In 2021, Chepngetich also won the women’s race.
According to the Chicago Marathon, Marcel Hug of Switzerland won the wheelchair division race, setting an unofficial course record of 1:25:20. Susannah Scaroni of the United States won the women’s wheelchair race in 1:45:48.

More than 40,000 participants from all 50 states and more than 100 countries were expected to run the marathon for the 44th time this year.

Emily Sisson set a US women's record at the Chicago Marathon
Emily Sisson set a US women’s record at the Chicago Marathon

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