Tsegaye Kebede (2:04:38) becomes the first Ethiopian to win the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, breaking the year-old Chicago Marathon course record by nearly a minute.
Atsede Baysa (2:22:03) of Ethiopia was the first place winner for women, beating Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo (2:22:04) by one second. Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova (2:22:59), who has been a womens’ first place winner the past three races, placed fourth. Kenya’s Lucy Kabuu (2:22:41) came in third.
Race time weather was in the 40’s.
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