By Amanda Luevano
One hundred and three Orland Park residents braved 26.2 miles on Sunday to complete the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
A record 39,115 runners cross the sun-splashed finish line in Grant Park, according to marathon officials.
Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto won the marathon, setting a course record of 02:03:45—53 seconds faster than last year's winning time. Winning on the women's side was Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, who finished in 02:19:15, the fastest women's marathon time in the world this year.
“It was an incredible day at the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon—one where the results from the course reflected the hard work and determination that was put in by the staff, the volunteers and our City of Chicago partners to make the event possible,” said Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski in a statement.
The top male finisher from Orland Park was Frederic Nielsen, who finished at 02:47:44. The top female finisher from Orland Park was Paula Gaspardo, who clocked in at 03:43:05.
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