Lawrence Cherono wins Chicago Marathon

Sunday October 13 2019

Kenya's Lawrence Cherono (left) crosses the

Kenya's Lawrence Cherono (left) crosses the finishing line to win the Boston Marathon men's race on April 15, 2019 in the US. PHOTO | BRIAN FLUHARTY |   

By AYUMBA AYODI

Kenya's Lawrence Cherono is the new Chicago Marathon champion.

Cherono won the hotly contested race in a sprint finishing clocking two hours, 05 minutes and 45 seconds on Sunday.

Cherono, who won Boston Marathon in April, beat Ethiopians Defene Debela and Asefa Mengstu to second and third places in 2:05:46 and 2:05:48 respectively.

Another Kenyan Bedan Karoki settled for fourth in 2:05:53.

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