Ethiopia’s Seifu Tura took the top honors at the 43rd Edition of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon that was held on Sunday (10) in Chicago.
Seifu who finished sixth in 2019, Tura came back in a huge way at the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, beating out former champion Galen Rupp to claim his first major marathon victory. Tura, of Ethiopia, set a personal best in Milan, 2:04.29, earlier this year when he finished in fourth place.
The Ethiopian crossed the line in 2:04.29 with Rupp coming in second in 2:06.12.
This is the the third marathon victory for this young star and the first one at a the World Majors race.
Kenya’s Erick Kiptanui who was part of the thrilling three-man breakout pack, including Rupp and Tura that jostled for positions in the final quarter of the race, was forced to finish in third place after crossing the line 2:06.51