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Emily Sisson sets a record for American women at the Chicago Marathon

Benson Kipruto, of Kenya, reacts as he wins the Chicago Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
Benson Kipruto, of Kenya, reacts as he wins the Chicago Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

CHICAGO — Kenyan runners Benson Kipruto and Ruth Chepngetich won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, while Emily Sisson finished second and set a record for an American woman.

Kipruto finished in 2:04:24 — 25 seconds ahead of 2021 winner Seifu Tura Abdiwak of Ethiopia. John Korir of Kenya was third at 2:05:01.

Chepngetich was the top woman for the second consecutive year, finishing in 2:14:18. Sisson ran the course in 2:18:29, followed by Vivian Jerono Kiplagat of Kenya at 2:20:52.

More than 40,000 runners competed in the 26.2-mile event.

Marcel Hug of Switzerland won the wheelchair division in 1:25:20. Susannah Scaroni of the U.S. was the top woman in 1:45:48.

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