chicago marathon 10-10-10
One word- HEAT! These people are quite amazing, we cannot believe that someone is able to average under a 5 minute mile. We will post more to follow, but wanted to get a few up for you to see!
Sammy Wanjiru successfully defended his title today, winning the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2:06:24. The elite men were prepared for blazing times and temperatures at the start of the race (text from examiner.com).
Wanjiru, from Kenya, was able to take home around $615,000 for the win. $75,000 for the marathon, $40,000 time bonus, and $500,000 for the World Marathon Majors Trophy. Awesome! Beats being a goat hearder back home.
Jason Hartman was the top American in Chicago, finishing in 2:11:06- eighth place. And! He’s from my hometown of Rockford, MI! This 29 year-old was able to beat his personal record in the sticky 73 degree heat.
Liliya Shobukhova successfully defended her title, winning the 2010 Bank of Chicago Marathon in a commanding 2:20:25. She also clenched the 2009/2010 World Marathon Majors title, collecting an extra $500,000 on top of the $75,000 she earned for winning the race. It’s her first WMM title (text from examiner.com).