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CHICAGO MARATHON

18.5 Miles in Chinatown

 THE KENYAN SURGE

KHANNOUCHI GIVES CHASE

CLOSE UP OF CHASE PACK

TODD WILLIAMS

Kenyans Peter Ndirangu and Fred Kiprop lay down the first serious attack in the Chinatown section of the course. Ndirangu throws in back-to-back 4:43 miles - the fastest of the race thus far - and only Kiprop and Khalid Khannouchi can answer the challenge.

 

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Khalid Khannouchi recognizes a serious move and gives chase.

 
 
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The remaining runners can't make the sub 4:50 pace, and quickly lose ground to the surging trio. As the pack passes a wheel chair duo (who are in perfect position to witness the break), Jerry Lawson (back center) slips off the back of this pack.

 

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While closing on the lead pack for the past few miles, the surges of the leaders, now pull them away from the solo running Williams.

 

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