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Press Releases – 2013

October 13, 2013
KENYANS LEAD THE WAY FOR A RECORD FIELD AT THE 36TH BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON
In today’s 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Kenyan athletes dominated the men’s and women’s races with historic performances, leading the way for the event record 39,115 runners who crossed the sun-splashed finish line in Grant Park under ideal weather conditions. Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto smashed the men’s course record with a 2:03:45 performance, taking 53 seconds off the previous mark set last year. In the women’s competition, Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo cracked the 2:20 barrier with a winning time of 2:19:57, the fastest women’s marathon time in the world this year. In the elite wheelchair competition, Tatyana McFadden of the United States won her third straight Chicago Marathon in a course record time of 1:42:35, taking down the previous mark set in 1992. South Africa’s Ernst Van Dyk won a sprint finish in the men’s wheelchair race to claim his first Chicago title.
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October 7, 2013
MEDIA ALERT: RACE WEEK MEDIA INFORMATION
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September 9, 2013
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS’ TATYANA MCFADDEN HEADLINES
ELITE WHEELCHAIR ATHLETE FIELD AT 2013 BANK OF AMERICA
CHICAGO MARATHON

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that Paralympic gold medalist and defending champion Tatyana McFadden headlines a star-studded wheelchair athlete field at the 36th annual race on October 13. McFadden is vying for her third Chicago title in a row and fourth in the last five years. Since winning her first marathon at the 2009 race, the 23-year-old Champaign, Ill.-based athlete has rapidly ascended to the highest levels of the sport. A student at the University of Illinois (U of I), she’s the latest in a long line of world-class athletes to emerge from the storied U of I wheelchair racing team.
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September 5, 2013
FOUR SUB-2:05 MEN AND TOP RETURNING WOMEN HIGHLIGHT ELITE FIELDS AT 2013 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that the 2013 elite competition will feature four of the world’s fastest marathon men and the top two finishers from last year’s women’s race. Kenya’s Moses Mosop, Dennis Kimetto and Emmanuel Mutai, and Ethiopia’s Ayele Abshero all rank among the top 11 marathon performers in history. Mosop leads the way as the second-fastest marathoner of all time with a personal best 2:03:06, followed by Kimetto (No. 6, 2:04:16), Abshero (No. 7, 2:04:23) and Mutai (No. 11, 2:04:40). In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Atsede Baysa and Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo will face one another for the first time since their dramatic sprint finish down Columbus Drive last fall.
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September 4, 2013
NEW STUDY REVEALS ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON DELIVERED MORE THAN $243 MILLION IN BUSINESS ACTIVITY
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon contributes an estimated $243.46 million in total business activity to the Chicago economy, according to a new economic impact report. The independent study was conducted by University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign’s Regional Economics Applications Laboratory and announced today by Bank of America. Figures indicate an 11 percent growth over the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon’s economic impact of $219.7 million.
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August 29, 2013
MEDIA ALERT: IMPORTANT UPDATES FOR THE 2013 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON
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July 15, 2013
BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON HONORS TOP FUNDRAISER JOHN NICHOLS WITH RICHARD M. DALEY AND MAGGIE DALEY AWARD
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will recognize John Nichols, president of the Chicago-based Disability Resource Group, Inc., as the third annual recipient of the Richard M. Daley and Maggie Daley Award. The award was established in 2010 to honor the Bank of America Chicago Marathon participant who raised the most funds for charity through the annual world-class event. Running on behalf of the Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois (SCIA), Nichols raised more than $43,000 for a cause that he is inextricably linked to through his own personal triumph over a severe spinal cord injury. Bank of America Illinois President Tim Maloney will join Race Director Carey Pinkowski this evening at a charity reception hosted by the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to present Nichols with his award.
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June 27, 2013
OLYMPIAN MATT TEGENKAMP TO MAKE MARATHON DEBUT AT THE
2013 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that two-time U.S. Olympian Matt Tegenkamp will take on the 26.2-mile distance for the first time at the event’s 36th running on Sunday, October 13. The 31-year-old native of Lee’s Summit, Mo., has been one of the country’s most decorated track athletes for the past decade. He has represented Team USA at two Olympic Games (2008 and 2012) and three IAAF World Track & Field Championships (2007, 2009 and 2011) in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter distances. In his highly anticipated move to the marathon, Tegenkamp bolsters the American presence alongside Olympic teammate Dathan Ritzenhein.
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February 11, 2013
OLYMPIAN DATHAN RITZENHEIN WILL RETURN TO SITE OF BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE FOR 2013 BANK OF AMERICA
CHICAGO MARATHON

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon today announced that U.S. Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein will return to the site of his breakthrough performance by competing in the 36th annual event on October 13. Last fall, the Midwest native thrilled his regional fan base by finishing as the top American in Chicago and improving his marathon best by more than two minutes. His decision to return is fueled by the desire to set his sights even higher in 2013. Before culminating with the Chicago Marathon, Ritzenhein will kick off his outdoor racing season at the 34th Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K on April 7, marking his first appearance at Chicago’s popular spring road race.
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January 22, 2013
2013 BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 19
2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Registration Opens February 19
Registration for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will open at noon (CST) on Tuesday, February 19, at www.chicagomarathon.com. The 36th annual event will be held on Columbus Day weekend, Sunday, October 13, starting and finishing in Chicago’s Grant Park. Registration will be open to the first 45,000 entrants.
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