Another marathon, another milestone for Arroyo Grande’s Jordan Hasay.
The former Mission Prep and University of Oregon star placed third Sunday in the Chicago Marathon, setting a course record for an American woman with a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes, 57 seconds. It was Hasay’s first marathon — and just the second in her career — since she placed third in Boston, setting a record for an American woman in her marathon debut.
One of the favorites to win the race, Hasay was unable to keep up with the blistering pace set by Ethopian Tirunesh Dibaba, who won in a time of 2:18.31. Kenyan Brigid Kosgei finished second (2:20.22).
“It was a huge honor,” Hasay told media at the finish.
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“It’s only been about seven months since my very first marathon, so we’re just really excited for the future,” she added.
In the men’s race, an American won the Chicago Marathon for the first time since 2002.
Galen Rupp, one of Hasay’s training partners with the Oregon Project, crossed the finished line at 2:09.20 seconds. Kenyan Abel Kirui came in second, 28 seconds behind Rupp. Another Kenyan, Bernard Kipyego, was third.
The last American to win the men’s race was Khalid Khannouchi in 2002.
More than 40,000 runners started the 40th annual Chicago Marathon and more than a million spectators lined the route.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.