Olympian Tirunesh Dibaba Wins 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

(EBC; October 8, 2017)- Three-time Olympic gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba has won the women's field of the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Tirunesh, of Ethiopia, beat out defending champion Florence Kiplagat, keeping her from winning her third consecutive Chicago Marathon.

"This is my third marathon and I'm very happy to have won here," Tirunesh said after her win. "I worked very hard for this." 

Tirunesh recorded her fastest marathon earlier this year in London, coming across the finish line at two hours, 17 minutes 56 seconds. She is currently the third fastest woman running distances longer than 42 kilometers.

Tirunesh picked up three gold medals and three bronze medals from the last four Summer Olympic Games.