Defending Champions Tatyana McFadden and Kurt Fearnley Highlight Internationally Diverse Professional Wheelchair Field in the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Wheelers among the top five men and top five women in the global chase for the inaugural Abbott World Marathon Majors Series X title to race in Chicago
Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that 17-time Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM) winner and six-time Chicago Marathon champion Tatyana McFadden and three-time Paralympic gold medalist and five-time Chicago Marathon title holder Kurt Fearnley (AUS) will return to compete for the number one spot at the 39th annual event.
McFadden and Fearnley stand out among one of the most internationally diverse and talented professional wheelchair fields in Chicago Marathon history. Athletes from 11 countries will descend upon the Windy City on October 9 to vie for the Chicago Marathon crown, and to score points in the global chase for the AbbottWMM Series X title.
Full lists of the men's and women's elite wheelchair fields of the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon can be found here.