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|Records Set at Chicago Marathon
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Kenya's Moses Mosop set a course record in winning the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and Russia's Liliya Shobukhova claimed the women's title to become the race's first three-peat champion.
Both runners had no trouble pulling away from the pack on a warm morning to claim the $100,000 prize. Mosop earned another $50,000 for finishing in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 37 seconds and breaking Sammy Wanjiru's course mark by 4 seconds.
He easily beat countrymen Wesley Korir (2:06:16) and Bernard Kipyego (2:06:29), with Ethiopia's Bekana Daba (2:07:59) and American Ryan Hall (2:08:04) rounding out the top five.
Like Mosop, Shobukhova made it look easy as she became the first runner -- male or female -- to three-peat in Chicago, clocking in at 2:18:20.
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