2011 Chicago Champion Moses Mosop leads men's course record chase, Baysa and Jeptoo primed for thrilling rematch - CHICAGO - The Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced that the 2013 elite competition will feature four of the world's fastest marathon men and the top two finishers from last year's women's race. Kenya's Moses Mosop, Dennis Kimetto and Emmanuel Mutai, and Ethiopia's Ayele Abshero all rank among the top 11 marathon performers in history. Mosop leads the way as the second fastest marathoner of all-time with a personal best 2:03:06, followed by Kimetto (No. 6, 2:04:16), Abshero (No. 7, 2:04:23) and Mutai (No. 11, 2:04:40). In the women's race, Ethiopia's Atsede Baysa and Kenya's Rita Jeptoo will face one another for the first time since their dramatic sprint finish down Columbus Drive last fall.
Suver Wins Great Cow Harbor 10k; Thomas & Williams 5th and 6th
(Colorado Springs, CO) - Mattie Suver (adidas/BRC) was able to pull out a win despite being in midst of marathon training at the Great CowHarbor 10k in Northport, NY, on Saturday. Suver, like her teammates Wendy Thomas and Alisha Williams, felt the weight of marathon specific work as the early pace saw the trio distanced from the leaders. Suver was able to respond with a late race push to catch leader Amy Van Alstine and then managed a final kick to take the win 33:31.8 to 33:33.3, the closest finish in race history. Suver took home $3,500 for her performance.