There have been some changes to the elite lineup of the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Marathon organizers said previously announced athletes Getaneh Molla (ETH), Hassan El Abbassi (BRN), Joel Kimurer (KEN), Laban Korir (KEN), Masato Kikuchi (JPN), Derlys Ayala (PAR), Sid Vaughn (USA), Vianey De la Rosa (MEX), Bridget Lyons Belyeu (USA), Rosie Edwards (GBR), Josh Cassidy (CAN), Brent Lakatos (CAN), Joey Gibbs (USA) and Madison de Rozario (AUS) se are withdrawn from 2021 an event.
On the other hand, Reuben Kipyego (KEN), Dickson Chumba (KEN), Kengo Suzuki (JPN), Chalu Deso (ETH), Ian Butler (USA), Tyler Jermann (USA), Turner Wiley (USA), Jacob Thomson ( United States), Vivian Kiplagat (KEN), Meseret Belete (ETH), Carrie Dimoff (United States), Maegan Krifchin (United States), Tristin Van Ord (United States), Whitney Macon (United States), Polina Hodnette (USA), Kate Bazeley (CAN) and Sarah Pagano (USA) were added to the lineup.
The changes continue to bring some of the world’s top elite runners to the start line of the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 10, including previously announced headliners Galen Rupp and Sara Hall.
“We are thrilled to welcome so many exceptional athletes to Grant Park this fall,” said Carey Pinkowski, Executive Director of the Chicago Marathon Run at Bank of America. “While we expected to see quick times ahead, our focus is on celebrating every athlete in the field this year – and the personal stories, challenges and triumphs they bring with them. event is special in many ways because it captures the human spirit – from the first runner to cross the line until the last. “
Pinkowski acknowledged that hosting the Chicago Marathon during an Olympic year, coupled with a fall racing season that includes all six Abbott World Marathon Majors, adds to the city’s beloved running excitement.
Several athletes in the elite wheelchair competition will face off consecutively, in Chicago on October 10 and Boston on October 11, with Romanchuk, Hug and McFadden planning to complete the double.
“McFadden stands out as the most decorated athlete in Bank of America Chicago Marathon history with eight championships,” organizers said, noting that Romanchuk, the 2018 and 2019 champion, and two-time champion Hug could “stand. propel each other to racing records if the conditions are right. “
“The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is where my Abbott World Marathon Majors journey started when I was 16 and won for the first time, so it’s very special to me,” said Romanchuk . “We have all been eagerly awaiting the return of in-person marathon races, and I can’t wait to get back to the streets of Chicago!”