FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE 2006 LASALLE BANK CHICAGO MARATHON CHAMPION
ROBERT K. CHERUIYOT WILL RETURN TO DEFEND TITLE IN 2007
CHICAGO (Oct. 24, 2006) - The 2006 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon champion
Robert K. Cheruiyot (KEN) has committed to return to Chicago and defend
his title in 2007. Cheruiyot won the 2006 race on Sunday, Oct. 22,
finishing the 26.2-mile course in 2:07:35.
Cheruiyot has emerged victorious in his last two marathons - both World
Marathon Majors competitions. He set a new course record with a personal
best in Boston last April in 2:07:14 and followed it up with his Chicago
victory on Sunday. He is now the current leader on the World Marathon
Majors leader board with 50 points from his back-to-back championships.
The 2007 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon will take place on Sunday, Oct. 7,