Galen Rupp And Jordan Hasay Are Heading Back To The Chicago Marathon

Two of the country’s best marathoners have made their plans for the fall. 

The Chicago Marathon announced on Wednesday that Nike Oregon Project team members Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay will return to the race on October 7

Rupp won the 2017 edition of the race in 2:09:20, the first World Marathon Major victory of his career. Hasay placed third in 2:20:57, the second-fastest American marathon performance of all time.

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Rupp’s marathon performance this spring was marked by extremes. He dropped out of the Boston Marathon in April, citing issues with hypothermia and asthma. It was the first marathon he did not finish in his career. But 20 days later, he won the Prague Marathon in 2:06:07, the fourth-fastest time ever run by an American.

Despite his status as defending champion, there were some questions about where Rupp would decide to race in the fall. 

Chicago no longer uses pacemakers, so there was rightful speculation that Rupp would attempt to chase the American record of 2:05:38 on the lightning quick course in Berlin. If not that, then perhaps he would make his first attempt at the New York City Marathon which typically compiles deep fields and would provide a new challenge for the 32-year-old. 

Like Rupp, Hasay’s Boston plans didn’t go as scheduled. She was one of the favorites heading into the race before withdrawing the night before the race due to a stress reaction in her heel. Prior to that setback, Hasay’s marathon career was off to an auspicious start. She placed third in her debut marathon in Boston in 2017 and followed it up with her third-place performance in Chicago. 

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Track and field, like all sports, is hibernating at the moment, giving plenty of room for idle thoughts. The present situation is dire, but I’ve tried to periodically distract myself with what the running world will look like when the racing resumes. One concept that’s always been interesting to me is round number records. The most famous of which, the four-minute mile, is run with such regularity now that its significance is lessened with each passing decade. Instead, I’m looking at that next set of barriers that help usher in a new digit to an event. 

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IOC Sets New Dates For The 2021 Olympics

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