Britain’s Mo Farah won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, claiming his first marathon victory in three attempts.
Farah finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 11 seconds. It was the first marathon on U.S. soil for Farah, who’s won four Olympic gold medals and six world championships on the track.
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Mosinet Geremew of Ethiopia finished second, 13 seconds behind Farah. Japan’s Suguru Osako came in third at 2:05:50. American Galen Rupp, last year’s winner and Farah’s former training partner, was fifth at 2:06:21.
Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei won the women’s race in 2:18:35, the third-fastest time in the history of the Chicago race. Kosgei finished second in Chicago last year.
Ethiopia’s Roza Dereje finished second, 2 minutes and 43 seconds behind Kosgei. Shure Demise of Ethiopia was third at 2:22:15.
More than 40,000 runners started the race, which drew more than a million spectators.