Felix Limo and Deena Kastor won the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon. In
good weather conditions the Kenyan ran 2:07:02 hours and won ahead of
his countrymen Benjamin Maiyo (2:07:09) and Daniel Njenga (2:07:14).
Felix Limo clocked the fastest time of the year. He improved the mark
of the London Marathon winner Martin Lel (Kenya) by 24 seconds. Fourth
place was taken by Evans Rutto (Kenya), who missed his goal to become
the first runner ever to achieve a hattrick at the Chicago Marathon.
Rutto had won in the last two years, and in 2003 he ran the fastest
marathon debut ever in 2:05:50. Now he was running 2:07:28 hours. The
first ten places were taken by Kenyan runners.