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Chicago marathon won in record 2:05:37

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The Chicago marathon was won Sunday in record time.

The Chicago Sun-Times: "Kenya's Moses Mosop ran the fastest-ever Bank of America Chicago Marathon Sunday, and Russia's Liliya Shobukhova won the women's portion to become the race's first three-peat winner.

"Mosop set a course record time of 2:05:37. The old record was the late Sammy Wanjiru's 2:05:41 from 2009. He died at age 24 in May after a fall from a two-story balcony in Kenya.

Shobukhova, 33, ran a time of 2:18:20. The track star gave her trademark sprint finish.

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