Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia captured the Chicago Marathon on Sunday.
Kebede set a course record, crossing the finish line in a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 38 seconds. The old mark of 2:05:37 was established by Kenya's Moses Mosop last year.
It was a clean sweep of the top three spots for Ethiopia, as Feyisa Lilesa finished 14 seconds behind the winner and Tilahun Regassa was third with a time of 2:05:27.
The top American was Jeffrey Eggleston in 16th place. He crossed in 2:12:03.
Ethiopia's Atsede Baysa claimed the women's title in a tight finish. Baysa broke the tape in a time of 2:22:03, just one second in front of Kenya's Rita Jeptoo. The two had traded the lead a few times down the stretch.
Lucy Kabuu of Kenya was third with a time of 2:22:41, followed by Russia's Liliya Shobukova at 2:22:59. Shobukova was the three-time defending women's champ.
10/08 13:37:31 ET