The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On Sunday, October 7, 2012, runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries set out to accomplish a personal dream.
Tsegaye Kebede had been one of the world’s best marathoners since winning a 2008 Olympic bronze medal. He had wins and second places in some of the world’s top races, yet the 25-year-old Ethiopian always wondered when he would realize a dream of having the clock read 2:04-something when he finished.
- Ethiopians Sweep Chicago Marathon Elite Events (chicago.sbnation.com)
- Marathon Winner Sets New Record (chicago.cbslocal.com)
- Kebede wins Chicago Marathon in course record (3news.co.nz)
- Thousands Line Streets For 35th Chicago Marathon (5min.com)
- Kebede sets Chicago Marathon course record (espn.go.com)
- Running Coach: Sunday’s Weather Perfect For Chicago Marathon (chicago.cbslocal.com)
- Chicago marathon notebook: Elite men expecting spirited battle (suntimes.com)