2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Update 2, by Larry Eder



Men's lead pack down to four runners, Kebeni Wilson, Patrick Ivuti, Sammy Wanjiru, Vincent Kipruto. Ivuti is struggling, he is falling off lead....Irina Mikitenko, Liliya Shobukhova, Berhane Adere, Deena Kastor, Lidiya Grigoryeva....


Photos courtesy of PhotoRun.net.

Eighth mile in 4:44 for the men, on world record pace, seven miles in 32:56, eight miles in 37:41. The temperature is 35.7 degrees. Nine miles in 40:36. Ten miles in 47:14, eleven miles in 52:00, twelve miles in 56:41, thirteen miles in 1:01.31 and the halfway in 1:02:00-just perfect pace!

14 miles for men in 1:06:15, fifteen miles in 1:11.03, and sixteen miles in 1:15:53. It looks like the last pace setter, Patrick Ivuti dropped out after fifteen miles.

Tera Moody is leading eleven women by six seconds. Moody is leading in 40:47. Moody is not running crazy, she is running within her limits. By eight miles, Moody was swallowed up by the elite women's field, led by Mikitenko. Nine miles in 52:17, ten miles in 57:23, and eleven miles in 1:03:39, twelve miles in 1:09:05. Teyba Erkesso Ethiopia has a three second lead on the other elite women in the pack. Women's eleven miles in 1:03:39, twelve miles in 1:09:05, and 13 miles in 1:14:29. Half way was hit in 1:15:03.

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