Kenya’s Cherono Shines in Chicago as Mo Farah Comes Distant 8th


Kenya’s Lawrence Cherono is the new Chicago Marathon champion.

Cherono won the hotly contested race in a sprint finishing clocking two hours, 05 minutes and 45 seconds on Sunday.

Cherono, who won Boston Marathon in April, beat Ethiopians Defene Debela and Asefa Mengstu to second and third places in 2:05:46 and 2:05:48 respectively.

Another Kenyan Bedan Karoki settled for fourth in 2:05:53.

Last year’s winner Mo Farah of Britain finished a distant eighth in 2:09:58.