Five Past Champions Including World Record-Holders Headline
2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Elite Field
Dickson Chumba, Dennis Kimetto and Tsegaye Kebede Lead the Men's Field;
Florence Kiplagat and Atsede Baysa Highlight the Women's Field
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that current marathon world record-holder and 2013 Chicago Marathon champion and course record-holder Dennis Kimetto (KEN) and half-marathon world record-holder and 2015 Chicago Marathon champion Florence Kiplagat (KEN) will return to compete for the crown at the 39th annual event.
Kimetto and Kiplagat stand out in an historic field that includes five past champions - the most returning champions to toe the line in the same race in event history, setting the stage for October 9 to be a thrilling contest of experience, endurance and speed.
Full lists of the men's and women's elite fields of the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon can be found here.