St. Louis-Area Residents Complete Chicago Marathon

Four St. Peters residents competed in the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 7. See how they compared to the race's champion.

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, four runners from St. Peters completed the race. They include:

Place Overall Place Gender Place Division Name Age Finish Time 4778 3951 697 Sathish Kumar St. Peters 37 03:33:37 27799 16686 952 Fahim Masoud St. Peters 24 05:03:52 27122 10739 491 Linda Rainwater St. Peters 52 05:00:09 30680 12747 2867 Kimberly Schweppe St. Peters 27 05:22:08

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.


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