IAAF

Jep_Rit.jpgRita Jeptoo will defend her title at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday October 12, organisers for the IAAF Gold Label Road Race have announced.

Kenya’s Jeptoo ran her first career sub-2:20 marathon in Chicago last year with a time of 2:19:57, the fastest women’s marathon time of 2013.

Continuing strong, she opened her 2014 marathon campaign in Boston back in April with 2:18:57, smashing the course record by almost two minutes and setting a personal best. Jeptoo arrives in Chicago with the potential to rewrite the record books by becoming just the third woman in history to run three sub-2:20 marathons.

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Courtesy of Standard Digital News

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