Emily Sisson, Susannah Scaroni Headline American Finishers in Chicago Marathon – NBC Chicago



It was a record-breaking day for Americans in the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, as Emily Sisson scored a top-two finish and broke a record time in the race.

Sisson, a six-time national champion, hadn’t raced at the marathon distance since the trials for the Tokyo Olympics, but that didn’t stop her from setting a new American women’s marathon record in Chicago on Sunday.

In the race, Sisson ran a half-marathon split of 1:09:26 and finished the race on a strong note, finishing in 2:18:29.

That time set a new American record in the distance, surpassing the time of 2:19:12 that Keira D’Amato set in Houston earlier this year when she broke Deena Kastor’s long-standing record.

Finally, Sisson finished second behind Kenya’s Ruth Chepngetich, whose world record bid fell short when she finished in 2:14:18, 12 seconds behind Brigid Kosgei’s 2019 world record.

In all, six American women finished in the top 11 places in the race. Susanna Sullivan finished in 2:25:14 to take home sixth, just ahead of Sarah Vaughn and Maggie Montoya. Makena Morley finished in 10thth place, surpassing her American compatriot Laura Thweatt as she finished in 11thth.

It was an American sweep of the podium in the women’s wheelchair race, with Susannah Scaroni winning her first Chicago Marathon title in 1:45:48. The triumph marked a huge milestone for Scaroni, who was seriously injured when his chair was hit by a car during a training run in Champaign last fall.

Tatyana McFadden and Jenna Fesemyer finished second and third, respectively, and Yen Hoang finished fourth.

On the men’s side, Conner Mantz was the top American on the board with a time of 2:08:16, which placed him seventh in the race. Zachery Panning, Matt McDonald and Nicolas Montanez finished just outside the top-10, holding onto 11th.th through 13th spots, respectively.

Reigning men’s wheelchair champion Daniel Romanchuk finished in second place in the race, well behind Switzerland’s Marcel Hug as he broke through the field in 1:25:20. Aaron Pike finished third, and Evan Correll finished seventh to give the U.S. three top-10 finishes in this year’s race.

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