Will it be Lawrence Cherono, Mo Farah, Getaneh Molla or someone else at the 2019 Chicago Marathon?

Lawrence Cherono 2019 Boston Marathon: PhotoRun.net
While other major marathons have been inviting a few of the best marathon runners in the world, the Chicago Marathon has in the recent past been assembling elite fields that provide perfect ingredients for some exciting and unpredictable competitions, especially in the men’s race.

This year, the defending champion from 2018, Mo Farah will be back and hoping to win again. But, the field will be slightly different this time around and perhaps slightly tough as well.

Ethiopia’s Getaneh Molla ran his first-ever marathon earlier this year at the Dubai Marathon winning it in 2:03:34, which is the fastest ever marathon debut time in history. But, on a certified course given that Moses Mosop ran 2:03:06 for his marathon debut at the Boston marathon in 2011. With a marathon debut time that is faster than the course record, Molla will definitely be one of the athletes to watch out for here and who has great potential to break the course record.



The 2019 Kaptagat Half Marathon happens this weekend, the 8th of September

The start of the men's Kaptagat Half Marathon race in 2018
Everything is set for another edition of the Kaptagat forest half marathon. Winners in both the men and women 21km races will pocket KES 100,000. Second and third finishers will walk away with KES 75,000 and KES 50,000 respectively.