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Rupp, Dibaba win Chicago Marathon 2017 titles

CHICAGO 8th October 2017 — Galen Rupp and Tirunesh Dibaba Run to thrilling Victories at the 40th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon in Sunday’’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, more than 43,000* runners, an event record, crossed the finish line in Chicago’s “front yard,” Grant Park.  This year’s race … [Read more...]

Marathon Boosts Chicago Economy

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon continues to contribute to Chicago ’s economy, with the 2016 race delivering an estimated $282 million in total business impact to the city. The findings come from the latest economic impact study reported today by Bank of America ahead of the 40th anniversary of the event … [Read more...]

Kenyans Kirui and Kiplagat win Chicago Marathon 2016

CHICAGO – In today’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, 40,400 runners crossed the finish line in Chicago’s “front yard,” Grant Park, as ideal weather conditions greeted them as well as thousands of volunteers and more than 1.7 million spectators. Abel Kirui and Florence Kiplagat Crowned … [Read more...]

Korir Targets Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that Wesley Korir, the newly crowned Boston Marathon champion, will return to run Chicago’s fall classic for the fifth consecutive year. Korir is the first elite athlete announced for the 35th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on … [Read more...]

Elite field for Chicago 2012

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced its full elite athlete field for the event’s 35th running on October 7. Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede tops a stacked roster of athletes hungry for a breakthrough performance on Chicago’s international stage, while the women’s field … [Read more...]

Economic Impact of Chicago Marathon

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon contributes an estimated $ 243.46 million in total business activity to the Chicago economy, according to a new economic impact report. The independent study was conducted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Regional Economics Applications … [Read more...]

Tegenkamp for Chicago debut

CHICAGO - The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that two-time U.S. Olympian Matt Tegenkamp will take on the 26.2-mile distance for the first time at the event's 36th running on Sunday, October 13. … [Read more...]

Chicago Marathon Sold out

CHICAGO – Registration for the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon closed in record time today as the maximum 45,000 participants signed up in six days for the 35th anniversary event. Demand to run the iconic race has increased significantly in recent years, closing 25 days faster than the previous record … [Read more...]

Moses Mossop for Chicago 2011

CHICAGO – Kenya’s Moses Mosop, the debut marathon record holder, today announced he will run the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, aiming to improve upon his historic first marathon. Mosop’s time of 2:03:06 at the 2011 Boston Marathon is the fastest marathon ever run by a first-timer and the second fastest … [Read more...]

Ryan Hall for Chicago 2011

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall will compete in the 34th annual race on October 9, setting up a rematch against fellow sub 2:05 performer Moses Mosop of Kenya. Hall, who recorded a personal best 2:04:58 at the Boston Marathon in April, finishing behind Mosop’s … [Read more...]