CHICAGO - Patrick Ivuti edged Jaouad Gharib in a photo finish to win the muggy Chicago Marathon on Sunday, giving Kenya its fifth straight title.
Ivuti, competing in only his second major marathon, leaned at the finish line for an unofficial time of 2 hours, 11 minutes, 11 seconds. It was the hottest Chicago Marathon ever, with temperatures reaching 88 degrees when Ivuti finished.
Gharib, from Morocco, had the same unofficial time, losing by a fraction of a second.
Sheri and Schmidt are about to pass the 35K and 40K marks respectively. We should have final results for them within the hour.