RACE RECAP: 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

More than 37,000 runners took to the streets of Chicago on Sunday to conquer 26.2 miles for the 32nd running of the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

A little more than two hours from the starting gun, the race had its champion: Kenya's Dickson Chumba, with a time of 2:09:25. The women's winner, also hailing from Kenya, was Florence Kiplagat, who crossed the finish line at 2:23:33, just 10 seconds faster than the second place woman, Ethiopian Yebrgual Melese. Birhane Dibaba, also from Ethiopia, ran a 2:24:24, coming in third.

Kenyans Sammy Kitwara and Sammy Ndungu finished second and third, respectively, in the men's race with times of 2:09:25 and 2:09:50.

Three-time Olympian Deena Kastor finished as the seventh overall female and top American, breaking the U.S. master's record by running a 2:27:47. The previous record was 2:28:40, set in 2005 by Colleen DeReuck.

The wheelchair division also saw broken records, as Tatyana McFadden set a new course record of 1:41:10. The time earned her a fifth straight title and her sixth win overall at the Chicago Marathon since her 2009 race debut.

The men's wheelchair race saw the top 11 competitors cross the finish line within 13 seconds of each other. With a time of 1:30:46, Australian Kurt Fearnley took home his fifth race title. A second place photo finish led to Marcel Hug barely edging out 2014 winner Joshua George after they both clocked a time of 1:30:48.

The Chicago Marathon also served as the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Trials, with the top two male and female finishers qualifying for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio.

Check out the gallery below for race day photos from the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

All images courtesy of Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

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