Hundreds of St. Louis-area residents competed in the Chicago Marathon Oct. 7.
None finished better than 41-year-old Lawrence Wang, of St. Louis, who finished in 539th place overall (out of nearly 50,000 participants) with a time of 2 hours and 55 minutes and 4 seconds.
Hope Rathnam, a 24-year-old St. Louisan, finished 77th in the women's field (870 overall), with a time of 3:00:05. That was the best mark by a woman among St. Louis-area participants.
Richard Bender, of Chesterfield, came in as the oldest area runner to complete the race. Bender is 63 years old and finished with a time of 5:36:31.
The youngest area racer, meanwhile, was Nicholas Miller, 19, of Lake Saint Louis, who clocked in at 3:48:22, which was good enough for 34th place in his division.
For a complete list of Missouri winners, check out the Bank of America Chicago Marathon website results page.
Locally, three runners completed the race. They include:Place Overall Place Gender Place Division Name City Age Finish Time 26047 10126 2300 Shannon Wright Maryland Heights 29 4:55:50 18341 12213 2177 Pete Khazen Maryland Heights 34 4:26:19 9516 7154 1267 Eugene Belleza Bridgeton 36 3:53:28
Celebrating its 35th running, the Chicago Marathon is one of five World Marathon Majors.
Tsegaye Kebede won the men's competition with a record-breaking time of 2:04:38, while Atsede Baysa set an event record time of 2:22:03. Both winners are from Ethiopia.
Michigan-native Dathan Ritzenhein was the top U.S. finisher in 9th place, with a time of 2:07:47— the third fastest American of all time.