Sunday, October 8, 2017

13th for Bumbalough in Chicago

In warm, sunny conditions, Andrew Bumbalough finished a creditable 13th in the Chicago Marathon this morning, clocking 2:14:04. The race was won by Galen Rupp in 2:09:20.

Bumbalough demonstrated his ambitions from the outset, the Bowerman Track Club athlete joining the leading group the moment the 40,000 runners set off at 7:30am this morning. He ran with them through 10K in 31:27 and the half marathon in 66:11.

Bumbalough began to fall off the leaders’ pace shortly before the 20-mile mark, and he struggled over the closing miles, but in just his second marathon he will have reason to hold his head high after finishing in 2:14:04. It was just six seconds outside the personal best of 2:13:58 he set in his debut in Tokyo earlier this year.

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