(from K. Ken Nakamuta)
Chicago Marathon Stats
Top 10 performance average for Chicago Marathon has improved to 2:19:45,
second fastest behind London Marathon with average of 2:18:26
Tirunesh Dibaba's top 3 performance average is 2:19:01, third behind Paula's 2:16:48
and Keitany's 2:18:19
With 2:20:57 today at Chicago marathon, Jordan Hasay became the fastest American on the US soil.
Jordan Hasay's 2:20:57 knocked out Joan Benoit's 2:21:21 from 1985 out of top 10 performances in Chicago
Tirunesh Dibaba became fifth woman to crack 2:20 multiple times;
Paulaj Radcliffe has 4 sub-2:20 while Ndereba & Keitany has 3 and Mare and Tirunesh has 2
Tirunesh Dibaba now has three sub-2:21 marathon; Radcliffe has 5 while Aberu Kebede has 4
Seven others including Tirunesh has three sub-2:21
2:18:31 by Tirunesh Dibaba is 6th fastest time in history;
of course she has run faster with 2:17:56 (5th fastest time, 3rd fastest performer)
With 2:18:31, Tirunesh Dibaba ran the fastest marathon as a 32 years old.
Only Mary Keitany's 2:17:01 at 2017London is faster and older.
35 years old Keitany ran 2:17:01 at 2017 London Marathon
Tirunesh finished with 6:55, second fastest closer in Chicago;
Shobukhova did 6:36 in 2009 (but got busted later)
so effectively 6:55 is fastest last 2.195km in Chicago
6:12 from 40k to finish for Rupp; this is the fastest in Chicago
6:12 from 40k to finish by Rupp is not the fastest ever for this segment.
Mutai ran 6:05 in 2009 Eindhoven, Baldini ran 6:06 in 2004 OG
More recently Kenenisa ran 6:08 in last year's Berlin
2:18:31 for Tirunesh, second fastest in Chicago (behind Paula), second fastest on US soil
14:25 for Rupp from 35 to 40Km
This is the fastest 35 to 40km split in chicago
2:20:22 by Brigid Kosgei is the second fastest losing time in Chicago & also on US soil
2:19:26 by Ndereba is the fastest losing time in Chicago & on US soil.
2:20:57 by Hasay is fastest third place time in Chicago.
It is also second fastest third place time on US soil behind 2:20:41 recorded in Boston
by Jemima Sumgong Jelagat in 2014
Two marathon season average for Tirunesh Dibaba is 2:18:14,
second fastest average behind 2:18:07 by Paula Radcliffe in 2002.