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Rank by PB before raceFirst NameLast NameCountryPersonal BestYear PB SetFinish timeFinish PlacePB? by (negative = improvement)IAAF / SimilarTwitterInsta
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4BrigidKosgeiKEN2:20:13London 182:18:351-0:01:38
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/kenya/brigid-chepchirchir-kosgei-309772
only one of last year's top 5 to return second in london. 2018
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1RozaDerejeETH2:19:17Dubai 182:21:1820:02:01
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/ethiopia/roza-dereje-306213
5th mara, 10th fastest all time, 1st world major
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5ShureDemiseETH2:20:59Dubai 152:22:1530:01:16
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/ethiopia/shure-demise-289581
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2FlorenceKiplagatKEN2:19:44Berlin 112:26:0840:06:24
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/kenya/florence-jebet-kiplagat-226599
Won Chi in 15/16 dropped out at 25k last year. No times this year. Married to course record holder
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N/aVeronicaNyaruaiKENDebut2:31:345Debut
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10SarahCrouchUSA2:32:442:32:376-0:00:07
https://www.athletebiz.us/sarah-crouch
https://twitter.com/sarahcrouch89?lang=en
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11TaylorWardUSA2:35:272:32:377-0:02:50
https://more.arrs.run/runner/38809
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N/aKate LandauUSA2:38:45Portland 20162:33:268-0:05:19
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16MelanieMyrandCAN2:39:072:34:089-0:04:59
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/athlete=322343
https://twitter.com/melmyrand?lang=en
https://www.instagram.com/melmyrand/?hl=en
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N/aMarciKlimekUSA2:33:25Deluth 20152:34:53100:01:28
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18GwenJorgensenUSA2:41:01New York 2:36:2311-0:04:38
http://www.gwenjorgensen.com/race-schedule/
https://twitter.com/gwenjorgensen?lang=en
https://www.instagram.com/gwenjorgensen/?hl=en
This year: 4th in US HM champs and set new PR in Stanford 10k of 31:55
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n/aLindseyAndersonUSADebut?2:38:0412Debut?
Lindsey Anderson placed 12th and finished in 2:36:51 - paced the first half of the 2018 Chicago Marathon in 1:18:16 to qualify for United States Olympic Trials in the 2020 Trials in Atlanta. [7]
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AMANDAMARINOusa2:41:22TX, 1202:38:0413-0:03:18
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/united-states/amanda-marino-246059
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14KatieMatthewsUSA2:38:402:38:1614-0:00:24
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/athlete=261810
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n/aShellyDoucetCAN2:48:56TO, 162:38:4915-0:10:07
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/canada/shelley-doucet-355090
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17ChirineNjeimLBN2:39:212:43:04270:03:43
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chirine_Njeim
Apline Skiier by trade. Met husband on a plane and lives in Chicago. Took up running for 2012 Chi marathon running 3:08
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19AlexiPappasGREDebut2:43:3828Debut
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/athlete=270155
https://twitter.com/alexipappas?lang=en
https://www.instagram.com/alexipappas/?hl=en
Has dual citizenship with Greece and USA
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8Jess
Draskau Petersson
DEN2:30:072:44:11290:14:04
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/athlete=211185
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6LauraThweattUSA2:25:38NONE OUT AFTER 15K
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/athlete=261999
https://twitter.com/thweatt11
ran 2015 and 2017 marathons. 2017 was london - 6th but with injury. Back this year with Half PB
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3BirhaneDibabaETH2:19:51Tokyo 18NONEOUT AFTER 25k
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/ethiopia/berhane-dibaba-256975
New PB in Feb, tokyo, experiences, 3rd at Chi in 14/15. Finished top 5 in 13 or her 14 maras
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7AlysonDixonGBR2:29:06NONE OUT AFTER 25K
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/athlete=245966
https://twitter.com/alydixon262?lang=en
pulled out after heel operation of berline earlier in year
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12DaynaPidhoreskyCAN2:36:08NONEOUT AFTER 25K
http://www.daynapidhoresky.com/
https://twitter.com/daynapidhoresky?lang=en
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13HiruniWijayaratneSRI2:36:35NONEOUT AFTER 25K
http://www.hudsoneliteco.com/hiruni/
https://twitter.com/hiruni_w?lang=en
https://www.instagram.com/hiruni_w/?hl=en
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15KristenHeckertUSA2:38:54NONEOUT AFTER 25K
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/athlete=295113
ARTICLE FROM 2017 CHI https://www.runnersworld.com/news/a20862343/this-teacher-has-an-amazing-marathon-pr-and-a-mind-boggling-wakeup-call/
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9VianeyDe la RosaMEX2:32:01NONE
OUT AFTER HALF
https://www.iaaf.org/athletes/athlete=280137
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PULLED OUTAmyCraggUSA2:21:42
https://twitter.com/hastyhastings?lang=en
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PULLED OUTJordan HasayUSA
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Competitor Mag Preview
https://running.competitor.com/2018/09/chicago-marathon/2018-chicago-marathon-preview-podium-predictions-stories-to-watch_175140
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Amy Cragg Out
https://runningmagazine.ca/sections/runs-races/amy-cragg-has-dropped-from-chicago-marathon/
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Hasay Out
https://running.competitor.com/2018/09/news/jordan-hasay-drops-out-of-the-2018-chicago-marathon_175100
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SOURCE: https://assets-chicagomarathon-com.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Athlete-Roster-092518.pdf
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Top three are cub 20 - like Berlin.
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Dereje ran a PR and course record at Dubai marathon this year
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Dibaba finished behind Cragg at the World Champs and Tokyo Marathon but won't have the chance to take her on this year
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Kosgei was second last year
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