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Posted: September 26, 2023:  

Athletics: 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Professional Field Updates

Professional Field Updates

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is excited to welcome professional athletes from around the world to its start line on Sunday, October 8. In addition to the previously announced field, the following athletes will be competing in 2023:

Professional Field – Men’s Open Division
Kinde Atanaw (ETH, 2:03:51)
Leonard Korir (USA, 2:07:56)
Daniel Mesfun (USA, 2:10:06)
Sam Chelanga (USA, 2:15:02)
Jordan Gusman (MLT, Debut)

Professional Field – Women’s Open Division
Megertu Alemu (ETH, 2:18:32)
Rose Harvey (GBR, 2:27:20)
Emiline Delanis (FRA, 2:32:36)

Professional Field – Men’s Wheelchair Division
David Weir (GBR, 1:26:17)

Previously announced athletes Milkesa Mengesha (ETH), Daniel Do Nascimento (BRA), Kei Katanishi (JPN), Jorge Castelblanco (PAN), Colin Mickow (USA), Tigist Girma (ETH), Nell Rojas (USA) and Ernst Van Dyk (RSA) have withdrawn from the 2023 event.

Download the complete 2023 elite field roster

Tune into the 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Watch Live

NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago will provide complete live coverage of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in English and Spanish from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. CST on Sunday, October 8. Expert analysts Ed Eyestone, Carrie Tollefson and Amanda McGrory will join Marion Brooks and Leila Rahimi on NBC 5 Chicago, with Juan Luis Barrios, Luis Posso and Saul Mendoza joining Anabel Monge and Héctor Lozano on Telemundo Chicago. Covering the leaders and reporting along the course will be Keira D’Amato for the women’s professional open division race and Olympian Diego Estrada for the men’s professional open division race. A talented array of NBC and Telemundo reporters will join the broadcast at the start, finish and along the course.

The 45th running of the race, as well as four hours of finish-line coverage, will be streamed live nationally and in Mexico on Peacock and Roku from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST, as well as on, and and the NBC Chicago, Telemundo Chicago and NBC Sports Chicago apps. More information on streaming availability can be found here. For Spanish, click here.

International viewers can watch the race via a variety of global broadcast partners, including Eurosport, Eurosport India, SMG China, FloSports, ESPN Brazil and ESPN Latin America.

Listen Live

670 The Score Sports Radio will provide complete live radio coverage of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on race day from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. CST. Fans of the sport can listen to Chicago’s Josh Liss joined by analysts Josh Cox, Jenny Spangler, Treniere Moser and Chris Wehrman for a play-by-play of all the action. Listen from anywhere on Sunday, October 8 at

About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon welcomes thousands of participants from more than 100 countries and all 50 states, including a world-class elite field, top regional and Masters runners, race veterans, debut marathoners and charity participants. The race’s iconic course takes participants through 29 vibrant neighborhoods on an architectural and cultural tour of Chicago. The 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, will start and finish in Grant Park on Sunday, October 8, 2023. In advance of the race, a three-day Abbott Health & Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center on Thursday, October 5, Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to

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