Sunday, October 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Galen Rupp finishing the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8. | USATF/Twitter
On Sunday, Galen Rupp won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon — the first American to do so in more than 10 years, according to reports.
Rupp’s official time during the marathon was 2:09:20.
The 31-year-old runner, who also won a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics (that race was the men’s 10,000 meter), told reporters during a press conference after his historic feat in Chicago that to “be able to win in a city that really is such a special place to me, given that my dad grew up here – words can’t express the feeling of crossing the line.”
Rupp wasn’t just referencing Chicago, in particular, though. The runner said that his father grew up Maywood. He even gave the Village of Eternal Light a shout-out on Twitter. VFP