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Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia won the 2012 Chicago Marathon with a time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 38 seconds
Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia won the 2012 Chicago Marathon men's race Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 38 seconds.
Kebede started at 7:14:10 a.m. CT and finished at 9:34:41 a.m. He began the race with his slowest 5k split: 15:06. It was the only 5k split he ran over 15 minutes. His quickest split came from the 30k to 35k stretch of the race, where he ran a 14:19. In that split, Kebede had an average speed of 13.02 miles per hour. He finished with a 4 minutes and 46 seconds per mile pace.
Kebede, a 25-year-old from Ethiopia, finished 14 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, Feyisa Lilesa. Lilesa, along with third-place finisher Tilahun Regassa, are also Ethiopian.
Dathan Ritzenheim was the top American. The 29-year-old Ritzenheim finished in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 47 seconds, ninth overall. He carried a 4 minutes and 53 seconds per mile pace.