2009 Bank Of American Chicago Marathon Coverage

Liliya Shobukhova won the women's race in Chicago. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Liliya Shobukhova won the women's race in Chicago. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya set a new record in Chicago. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya set a new record in Chicago. Photo: PhotoRun.net

Race-Day Coverage

Elite Men’s Race Photos

Elite Women’s Race Photos

People’s Race Photos

Men’s Race Recap—Sammy Wanjiru Wins Men’s Race In Course Record Time

Women’s Race Recap—Liliya Shobukhova Wins First Marathon in Chicago

Pre-Race Coverage

Friday October 9th:

Men’s Elite Race Preview—Can Kenyan Olympic champion Sammy Wanjiru win and set a new world record or will there be an upset on the streets of Chicago?

Women’s Elite Race Preview—American Deena Kastor hopes for a second Chicago victory, but she has some serious competition to deal with.

Niketown Pep Rally Recap—The new Chicago Marathon tradition was a hit and brought even more buzz to the city.

Elite Athlete Press Conference Recap—All the contenders gathered at a press conference and spoke about the plans for fast times on Sunday.

Thursday Oct. 8th:

Returning To Chicago—Pat Rizzo was 15th overall, and 3rd American, at the 2009 Boston Marathon, learn a bit about the Chicago native and why he should be one to look out for in Chicago in 2009.

Niketown Pep Rally Preview—What you need to know about the event that is fast becoming a Chicago Marathon tradition.

Race Kick-Off Press Conference—Jeff Banowetz was on site for the opening event of race weekend, check out all the exciting happenings!

Wednesday Oct. 7th:

Is Chicago the Fastest Marathon In America?—Matt Fitzgerald explains why the Chicago course is fast for some runners and not so fast for others.

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