Athet­ics Kenyans Abel Kirui, Florence Ki­pla­gat win Chicago Marathon

Malta Independent - - SPORTS -

Abel Kirui of Kenya pulled ahead of de­fend­ing cham­pion Dick­son Chumba for good in the fi­nal mile to win the Chicago Marathon yes­ter­day. Florence Ki­pla­gat of Kenya won her sec­ond straight Chicago Marathon women’s ti­tle. The men’s lead al­ter­nated be­tween Kirui and Chumba for the last few miles. The 34-year-old Kirui fin­ished the 26.2-mile course in an un­of­fi­cial time of 2 hours, 11 min­utes, 23 sec­onds.

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