Today the Bank of America Chicago Marathon announced changes to the elite field for the Oct. 9, 2016 race.
Dennis Kimetto (KEN), current marathon world record holder and Bank of America Chicago Marathon course record holder, has withdrawn from the race due to injury.
Third place finisher in 2015, Sammy Ndungu (KEN) has also withdrawn from the mens field, and Nick Arciniaga (USA) will not be a part of this year’s elite field; he will participate in the Berlin Marathon this Sunday.
Paul Lonyangata (KEN) has been added to the men’s field.
2015 runner up Yebrgual Melese (ETH), Meskerem Assefa (ETH), Purity Rionoripio (KEN) and Visiline Jepkesho (KEN) have been added to the women’s field.
For more information on the 2016 Bank of America Chicago Marathon elite field, visit chicagomarathon.com/2016elites.