List of winners of the Chicago Marathon

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Khalid Khannouchi is a four-time Chicago Marathon winner.

The Chicago Marathon, one of the six World Marathon Majors,[1] has been contested by men and women annually since 1977.[2] Since 1983, it has been held annually in October.[2] The United States had been represented by the most Chicago Marathon winners (nine men and twelve women).[3][4] After a seventh consecutive win by a Kenyan man in 2009, Kenyan men have won more times (ten) than men representing any other country.[3][4] The United Kingdom is in third place in total victories (eight), victories by men (five) and victories by women (three).[3][4] All four of Brazil's victors have been men,[3] and all three of Portugal's winners have been women.[4]

History[edit]

The first six pairs of races were swept by the United States.[5] Runners representing the United Kingdom won both races in 1996 (Paul Evans and Marian Sutton).[6] Kenya has been victorious in both races twice (1998 and 2001) and is the most recent country to do so, with representatives Ben Kimondiu and Catherine Ndereba.[5] Deena Kastor, the 2005 female winner, is the last victor from the host nation. Although four-time winner Khalid Khannouchi represented the United States during his 2000 and 2002 victories after becoming an American citizen,[7] the last American-born male winner prior to 2017 was Greg Meyer.[3][4] Galen Rupp became the first American-born male to win the race in 35 years with his 2017 victory.[8] 1979 winner Laura Michalek of the United States was just 15 years old.[2]

Khannouchi's four victories is the most by any contestant. There have been several two-time winners including Khannouchi, five men and six women. Four of the five male two-time winners have been consecutive winners (most recently Evans Rutto in 2002 and 2003), and six of the seven two-time female victors have been consecutive (most recently Berhane Adere in 2006 and 2007). No one other than Khannouchi has won three races and no one has won three consecutively.[2]

There have been two male and two female world records for the fastest marathon time set in the race. The United Kingdom has had both a male and a female fastest marathon world record in Chicago. The women's world record was once set by Paula Radcliffe, who succeeded Catherine Ndereba as a world record holder in 2002.[2] The record has been set in 2019 by Brigid Kosgei. Khannouchi set the last male fastest marathon world record in the Chicago Marathon in 1999.[2] After Ndereba set the record in 2001, both the men's and women's current fastest marathon world records had been set in the Chicago Marathon.[9][10]

Winners[edit]

2008 Chicago Marathon winner Evans Cheruiyot
The 2007 Chicago Marathon final 200 meters was a duel between Patrick Ivuti (right) & Jaouad Gharib (left). Ivutu won by 5/100th of a second.
2006 winner Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot in the 2007 event
2005 winner Felix Limo in 2008
The leaders of the 2007 men's race were side-by-side with less than 300 meters remaining

Key:    Course record (in bold)

Year Male athlete Country Time Female athlete Country Time Rf.
1977 Dan Cloeter  United States 2:17:52 Dorothy Doolittle  United States 2:50:47
1978 Mark Stanforth  United States 2:19:20 Lynae Larson  United States 2:59:25
1979 Dan Cloeter  United States 2:23:20 Laura Michalek  United States 3:15:45
1980 Frank Richardson  United States 2:14:04 Sue Petersen  United States 2:45:03
1981 Phil Coppess  United States 2:16:13 Tina Gandy  United States 2:49:39
1982 Greg Meyer  United States 2:10:59 Nancy Conz  United States 2:33:23
1983 Joseph Nzau  Kenya 2:09:44 Rosa Mota  Portugal 2:31:12
1984 Steve Jones  United Kingdom 2:08:05 WR Rosa Mota  Portugal 2:26:01
1985 Steve Jones  United Kingdom 2:07:13 Joan Benoit  United States 2:21:21
1986 Toshihiko Seko  Japan 2:08:27 Ingrid Kristiansen  Norway 2:27:08
1987 marathon distance not held due to sponsorship issues[a] [11]
1988 Alejandro Cruz  Mexico 2:08:57 Lisa Weidenbach  United States 2:29:17
1989 Paul Davies-Hale  United Kingdom 2:11:25 Lisa Weidenbach  United States 2:28:15
1990 Martín Pitayo  Mexico 2:09:41 Aurora Cunha  Portugal 2:30:11
1991 Joseildo Rocha  Brazil 2:14:33 Midde Hamrin  Sweden 2:36:21
1992 Jose Cesar de Souza  Brazil 2:16:14 Linda Somers  United States 2:37:41
1993 Luíz Antônio  Brazil 2:13:14 Ritva Lemettinen  Finland 2:33:18
1994 Luíz Antônio  Brazil 2:11:16 Kristy Johnston  United States 2:31:34
1995 Eamonn Martin  United Kingdom 2:11:18 Ritva Lemettinen  Finland 2:28:27
1996 Paul Evans  United Kingdom 2:08:52 Marian Sutton  United Kingdom 2:30:41
1997 Khalid Khannouchi  Morocco 2:07:10 Marian Sutton  United Kingdom 2:29:03
1998 Ondoro Osoro  Kenya 2:06:54 Joyce Chepchumba  Kenya 2:23:57
1999 Khalid Khannouchi  Morocco 2:05:42 WR Joyce Chepchumba  Kenya 2:25:59
2000 Khalid Khannouchi  United States 2:07:01 Catherine Ndereba  Kenya 2:21:33
2001 Ben Kimondiu  Kenya 2:08:52 Catherine Ndereba  Kenya 2:18:47 WR
2002 Khalid Khannouchi  United States 2:05:56 Paula Radcliffe  United Kingdom 2:17:18 WR
2003 Evans Rutto  Kenya 2:05:50 Svetlana Zakharova  Russia 2:23:07
2004 Evans Rutto  Kenya 2:06:16 Constantina Diță  Romania 2:23:45
2005 Felix Limo  Kenya 2:07:02 Deena Kastor  United States 2:21:25
2006 Robert Cheruiyot  Kenya 2:07:35 Berhane Adere  Ethiopia 2:20:42
2007 Patrick Ivuti  Kenya 2:11:11 Berhane Adere  Ethiopia 2:33:49
2008 Evans Cheruiyot  Kenya 2:06:25 Lidiya Grigoryeva  Russia 2:27:17
2009 Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 2:05:41 Irina Mikitenko[b]  Germany 2:26:31
2010 Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 2:06:23 Atsede Baysa[b]  Ethiopia 2:23:40
2011 Moses Mosop  Kenya 2:05:37 Ejegayehu Dibaba[b]  Ethiopia 2:22:09
2012 Tsegaye Kebede  Ethiopia 2:04:38 Atsede Baysa  Ethiopia 2:22:03
2013 Dennis Kimetto  Kenya 2:03:45 Rita Jeptoo  Kenya 2:19:57
2014 Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya 2:04:11 Mare Dibaba[c]  Ethiopia 2:25:37
2015 Dickson Chumba  Kenya 2:09:25 Florence Kiplagat  Kenya 2:23:33
2016 Abel Kirui  Kenya 2:11:23 Florence Kiplagat  Kenya 2:21:32
2017 Galen Rupp  United States 2:09:20 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 2:18:31
2018 Mo Farah  United Kingdom 2:05:11 Brigid Kosgei  Kenya 2:18:35
2019 Lawrence Cherono  Kenya 2:05:45 Brigid Kosgei  Kenya 2:14:04 WR
2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic [14]
2021 Seifu Tura  Ethiopia 2:06:12 Ruth Chepngetich  Kenya 2:22:31 [15]

Wheelchair division[edit]

Year Male athlete Country Time Female athlete Country Time Rf.
1984 Robert Fitch  United States 2:35:06 Jonnie Baylark  United States 3:29:10 [16]
1985 Robert Fitch  United States 2:23:41 Jayne Fortson  United States 2:52:22 [16]
1986 Bart Bardwell  United States 2:10:19 Jonnie Baylark  United States 3:23:32 [16]
1987 marathon distance not held due to sponsorship issues[a] [11]
1988 Ken Luckenbaugh  United States 2:12:17 [17]
1989 Scot Hollonbeck  United States 1:45:30 Ann Cody-Morris  United States 1:58:51
1990 Jim Knaub  United States 1:42:34 Ann Cody-Morris  United States 1:53:33
1991 Philippe Couprie  France 1:41:21 Ann Walters  United States 1:57:17
1992 Vern Achenbach  United States 1:44:28 Ann Walters  United States 1:44:29
1993 James Briggs  United States 1:42:03 Ann Walters  United States 1:57:34
1994 James Briggs  United States 1:32:14 Ann Walters  United States 1:59:45
1995 James Briggs
Scot Hollonbeck
 United States
 United States
1:37:12 Ann Walters  United States 1:57:27
1996 Jacob Heilveil  United States 1:39:57 Ann Walters  United States 1:52:13
1997 Saul Mendoza  United States 1:37:42 Candace Cable  United States 1:57:32
1998 Franz Nietlispach   Switzerland 1:34:22 Candace Cable  United States 1:58:32
1999 Saul Mendoza  United States 1:37:03 Miriam Nibley  United States 2:03:44
2000 Tony Iniguez  United States 1:41:00 no competitors [16]
2001 Tony Iniguez  United States 1:37:59 Christina Ripp  United States 1:56:58
2002 Adam Bleakney  United States 1:40:14 Tricia Downing  United States 1:52:50
2003 Joshua George  United States 1:41:01 Christina Ripp  United States 1:56:33
2004 Joshua George  United States 1:36:13 Miriam Nibley  United States 2:05:51
2005 Krige Schabort  South Africa 1:29:40 Miriam Ladner  United States 2:01:37
2006 Joshua George  United States 1:38:31 Miriam Lander  United States 2:04:21
2007 Kurt Fearnley  Australia 1:28:06 Amanda McGrory  United States 1:45:27
2008 Kurt Fearnley  Australia 1:30:16 Amanda McGrory  United States 1:55:12
2009 Kurt Fearnley  Australia 1:29:09 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:50:47
2010 Heinz Frei   Switzerland 1:26:56 Amanda McGrory  United States 1:47:25
2011 Kurt Fearnley  Australia 1:29:18 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:45:03
2012 Josh Cassidy  Canada 1:32:58 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:49:52
2013 Ernst Van Dyk  South Africa 1:30:37 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:42:35
2014 Joshua George  United States 1:32:12 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:44:50
2015 Kurt Fearnley  Australia 1:30:46 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:41:10 [16]
2016 Marcel Hug   Switzerland 1:32:57 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:42:28 [16]
2017 Marcel Hug   Switzerland 1:29:23 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:39:15 [16]
2018 Daniel Romanchuk  United States 1:31:34 Manuela Schar   Switzerland 1:41:38
2019 Daniel Romanchuk  United States 1:30:26 Manuela Schar   Switzerland 1:41:08 [18]
2020 cancelled due to coronavirus pandemic [14]
2021 Daniel Romanchuk  United States 1:29:07 Tatyana McFadden  United States 1:48:57 [19]

Country summary[edit]

Country Male
winners
Female
winners
Men's
Wheelchair
Women's
Wheelchair
Total
 Kenya 16 8 0 0 24
 United States 9 12 24 26 71
 United Kingdom 6 3 0 0 9
 Ethiopia 1 7 0 0 8
  Switzerland 0 0 4 2 6
 Australia 0 0 5 0 5
 Brazil 4 0 0 0 4
 Portugal 0 3 0 0 3
 Finland 0 2 0 0 2
 Mexico 2 0 0 0 2
 Morocco 2 0 0 0 2
 Russia 0 2 0 0 2
 South Africa 0 0 2 0 2
 Canada 0 0 1 0 1
 France 0 0 1 0 1
 Japan 1 0 0 0 1
 Norway 0 1 0 0 1
 Romania 0 1 0 0 1
 Sweden 0 1 0 0 1
 Germany 0 1 0 0 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b The event was contested as a half marathon.[11]
  2. ^ a b c Liliya Shobukhova finished first in 2009, 2010 and 2011 but was subsequently disqualified and records erased because of a positive drug test. Her penalty was announced in 2014.[12]
  3. ^ Rita Jeptoo tested positive in an out-of-competition drug test for EPO on September 25, 2014. The drug test was confirmed in December 20, 2014, and her two-year suspension was made retroactive to the date of the positive test, which was before the Chicago Marathon, on October 12, 2014 when she had originally finished first in 2:24:35.[13]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2020-07-14. Retrieved 2020-07-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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