CHICAGO (AP) — Moses Mosop hopes to be the fastest man in Sunday's Chicago Marathon. He also wants to complete a comeback run in record time.
The 28-year-old Kenyan won the race in 2011. He said Friday that he's nearly back to full strength after being sidelined for nearly 18 months with a calf injury.
The elite fields for the race include 37 men and 20 women racing for a $100,000 first prize in each division while a record wheelchair field includes 25 men and nine women.
Last year, Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede set a new course record, but he is not running this year.
The women's race features 2012 champion Atsede Baysa, an Ethiopian who won in 2:22.03. She'll face runner up Rita Jeptoo in a rematch.