American athletes to watch on race day

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American athletes to watch
Headlining the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon elite field will be a strong group of American runners. These talented athletes will join American superstars Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay as they look to break the finish tape and set American records. The field includes five U.S. women with personal records faster than 2:30 and four men faster than 2:13. Learn more about the American athletes below and watch on October 13 to see a race bound for the history books.

Galen Rupp
- Marathon personal best: 2:06:07
- Hometown: Portland, OR
- Training team: Nike Oregon Project

Jordan Hasay
- Marathon personal best: 2:20:57
- Hometown: Arroyo Grande, CA
- Training team: Nike Oregon Project
- Instagram: @jordanhasay

Dathan Ritzenhein
- Marathon personal best: 2:07:47
- Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
- Training team: Hansons-Brooks
Distance Project
- Instagram: @djritzenhein
Amy Cragg
- Marathon personal best: 2:21:42
- Hometown: Leavenworth, KS
- Training team: Bowerman Track Club
- Instagram: @HastyHastings

Brogan Austin
- Marathon personal best: 2:12:38
- Hometown: Des Moines, IA
- Training team: rabbitPRO
- Instagram: @brogan.austin
Emma Bates
- Marathon personal best: 2:28:19
- Hometown: Elk River, MN
- Training team: Idaho Distance Project
- Instagram: @emmajanelbates

Chris Derrick
- Marathon personal best: 2:12:50
- Hometown: Naperville, IL
- Training team: Bowerman Track Club
- Instagram: @cderrickrun
Stephanie Bruce
- Marathon personal best: 2:29:20
- Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
- Training team: Northern Arizona Elite
- Instagram: @stephrothstein

To see the full American field that will be toeing the line on Sunday, October 13, click here.

Join us for a shakeout run race weekend
Every October, runners from more than 130 countries travel to Chicago to take on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Join us the day before the race for a shakeout run and a celebration of the international running community at the Advocate Health Care International Chicago 5K!

This year participants will receive:

  • A finisher medal
  • Personalized country flag race bib
  • Chicago style winter hat

Register today at!

*Runners must register by Friday, August 30, 2019, to receive a commemorative country flag bib.

We support "Sports for Climate Action Initiative"
Incorporating sustainable practices is a critical part of the planning and production of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Earlier this year, we were proud to be one of the first road races to sign the United Nations "Sports for Climate Action Initiative." With the signing of this agreement, we are continuing our commitment to environmental stewardship, improving community engagement and social responsibility. To learn more about our sustainability efforts, please visit our Sustainability page.

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