Sunday, October 8, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Galen Rupp finishing the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 8. | USATF/Twitter
On Sunday, Galen Rupp won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon — the first American to do so in more than 10 years, according to reports.
Rupp’s official time during the marathon was 2:09:20.
The 31-year-old runner, who also won a silver medal in the 2012 London Olympics (that race was the men’s 10,000 meter), told reporters during a press conference after his historic feat in Chicago that to “be able to win in a city that really is such a special place to me, given that my dad grew up here – words can’t express the feeling of crossing the line.”
— USATF (@usatf) October 8, 2017
Rupp wasn’t just referencing Chicago, in particular, though. The runner said that his father grew up Maywood. He even gave the Village of Eternal Light a shout-out on Twitter. VFP
"I love this city, my dad grew up here (Maywood)" Galen Rupp pic.twitter.com/yiSvdMsJpp
— Chicago Area Runners Association (@CARARuns) October 6, 2017