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Posted: October 26, 2016:  

Athletics: Bank of America Chicago Marathon Awards 2014 Women's Title

Mare Dibaba (ETH) is the winner of the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the event announced today.

Dibaba has been awarded the title following today?s decision from the Court of Arbitration for Sport to uphold the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) appeal in regards to Rita Jeptoo. Jeptoo received a doping ban based on a failed drug test conducted in September 2014.

"It's gratifying to move on and to celebrate the accomplishments of Mare Dibaba," said Bank of America Chicago Marathon executive race director Carey Pinkowski. "She delivered solid performances on our course, and she deserves our recognition."

"Athletes who cheat are not welcome in Chicago," Pinkowski emphasized. "We, along with our colleagues across track and field, welcome moving forward from our past doping challenges and disappointments. We will continue our work with the Abbott World Marathon Majors to operate an extensive out-of-competition testing program for elite marathon runners, and to do all that we can to reach our collaborative goal of eradicating doping."

Dibaba, the reigning marathon world champion with a PR of 2:19:52, is now confirmed as the women's winner of the 2014 Chicago Marathon in 2:25:37.

For more information on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon anti-doping policy click here.

About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

In its 40th year, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon welcomes thousands of runners 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 runners. The race's iconic course takes runners through 29 vibrant neighborhoods on an architectural and cultural tour of Chicago. Annually, an estimated 1.7 million spectators line the streets cheering on more than 40,000 runners from the start line to the final stretch down Columbus Drive. As a result of the race's national and international draw, the Chicago Marathon assists in raising millions of dollars for a variety of charitable causes while generating $277 million in annual economic impact to its host city. The 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, a member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, will start and finish in Grant Park beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, October 8. In advance of the race, a two-day Abbott Health & Fitness Expo will be held at McCormick Place Convention Center on Friday, October 6, and Saturday, October 7. For more information about the event and how to get involved, go to

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