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.
Elliott To Compete In Fifth Avenue Mile
(Colorado Springs, CO) - Matt Elliott (Brooks) will line up for the first time in New York City for the storied Fifth Avenue Mile to be hosted by the New York Road Runners and presented by Nissan. Elliott, who finished 4th at the 2013 USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships 1500-meters, will be closing out a season that saw him dip under 3:38 for the event four times culminating in a personal best of 3:36.61. Even though Elliott broke 4:00 for the mile four times this year, as well, with a career best of 3:57.16, Sunday's race through the center of Manhattan will pit him against some of the best middle distance runners in the world, including 2013 World Championships silver 800-meter medalist Nick Symmonds and US Olympians Bernard Lagat, Leo Manzano, Lopez Lomong and Even Jager.