Mo Farah wins the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2018 With a time of two hours five minutes and 11 seconds.
The British Mo Farah has been proclaimed this Sunday winner of the Chicago Marathon, in his third participation in a test of this distance, with a time of two hours five minutes and 11 seconds, which if confirmed would mean a new European record.
Farah, 35, was third this year in the London Marathon, behind the Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, winner, and the Ethiopian Tola Shura Kitata.
The double Olympic champion of 5,000 and 10,000 and triple world champion in both distances, had already completed two races, both in London of 42,195 kilometers, that of 2014 and that of this year.
The British Mo Farah gets his first victory in a marathon dominating the one in Chicago, with a time (2h.05’11 “) of European record
The British Mo Farah won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, in his third participation in a test of this distance, with an unofficial time of 2h.05’11 “, a new European record when it is officialized.
Farah, 35, was third this year in the London Marathon, behind the Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge (later the world record in Berlin), winner, and the Ethiopian Tola Shura Kitata.
The double Olympic champion of 5,000 and 10,000 and triple world champion in both distances, had already completed two races, both in London of 42,195 kilometers, in 2014 and this year.
Farha has imposed in Chicago the Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew (2 h05’24 “), the Japanese Suguru Osako (2h05’50”) and the American Galen Rupp, who defended hegemony in this test in his country but finished in fifth place with a time of 2h06’21 “.
In women, the victory of the Kenyan Brigid Kosgei (2h18’36 “), completing the podium Ethiopian Roza Dereje (2h21’18”) and Shure Demise (2h22’15 “). The 2h.05’11 of Farah beats the record of 2h.05’48 “established by the Norwegian Sondre Nordstad Moen on December 3, 2017, in Fukuoka.
This year, in Berlin, the Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge signed an impressive world record, running in 2h01’39 “. From the track to the street and in a phenomenal way. Mo Farah, the Olympic champion of London and Rio in 5,000 and 10,000, rose as the best in the Chicago Marathon, thus achieving his first title in the specialty.
With this, there were three marathons where the British had participated. The race was defined in the final straight, where the Olympic medalist was ahead with the Ethiopian Geremew, relegating the other riders. Finally, Mo Farah accelerated the stride and took a considerable advantage in the last 400 meters. He opened his arms and consecrated himself as the best with a time of 2:05:11.
In second place came the Ethiopian Geremew with 2:05:24 and the podium were closed by the Japanese Osako with 2:05:50. The American Galen Rupp was the last monarch of Chicago and finished in fifth place with a time of 2:06:21.
In Chicago, Farah ran in ‘negative’. He covered the half marathon in 63:06 and the second half in 62:05, as did Eliud Kipchoge himself a few days ago when he broke the world record in Berlin. And, as usual in the British, imposed its tremendous terminal speed to end the options of their rivals.