Updated September 23, 2012
Liliya Shobukhova, the Russian record holder in the marathon, is running her fourth Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2012. She is going for a fourth win in four tries, unprecedented in the Windy City.
Shobukhova runs her own race. She has let the leaders go, only to increase her pace over the second half and catch the fading leaders. Liliya Shobukhova is reknowned for her finish over the last 2.2 kilometers. In the Virgin London race in 2010, Shobukhova ran 6:29 for the last 2.2 kilometers. Picture this: you have just run 24.6 miles and you run the last 1.6 miles in 4:40 mile pace!
The Shoe Addicts salute to Liliya Shobukhova was done with the assistance of Nike sports marketing to recognize Liliya’s amazing three straight victories and her focus on winning a fourth.
Join Runblogrun to view 40,000 runners, including Liliya Shobukhova on October 7, 2012 running the streets of Chicago in the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
But, for now, enjoy this short film on Liliya Shobukhova, whom the Shoe Addicts celebrate….