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Chicago Marathon: 198 Oak Parkers Cross the Finish Line

Almost 200 runners from Oak Park cross the finish line at the 2013 Bank of Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo
Of the record 39,115 runners, 198 Oak Parkers braved 26.2 miles to cross the finish line of the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday. 

Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto won the marathon, setting a course record of 02:03:45—53 seconds faster than last year's winning time. Winning on the women's side was Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, who finished in 02:19:15, the fastest women's marathon time in the world this year.

“It was an incredible day at the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon—one where the results from the course reflected the hard work and determination that was put in by the staff, the volunteers and our City of Chicago partners to make the event possible,” said Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski in a statement.

The top finisher from Oak Park was Ivan Arenas, 38, who finished at 2:53:49, No. 84 in  his division. The fastest female runner was Helen Nuttall, 32, who clocked in at 3:12:53, placing 61st in her division. 

Click here to see the list of Oak Parkers who finished the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

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