Mo Farah pulls away to win Chicago Marathon

Mo Farah won his first Marathon in Chicago Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images

Mo Farah navigated rainy conditions and a race with Mosinet Geremew over the final mile Sunday to win the Chicago Marathon.

Farah used his experience to pull away from Geremew over the last mile. He pumped his arm in the air on the final stretch and finished in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 11 seconds Sunday, setting a record for fastest marathon by a European.

A two-time Olympic champion in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, Farah was racing in his third career marathon. The Great Britain native finished third in the London Marathon earlier this year.

Geremew finished 13 seconds behind Farah. Japan's Suguru Osako came in third at 2:05:50. American Galen Rupp, last year's winner and Farah's former training partner, was fifth at 2:06:21.

Brigid Kosgei followed a second-place finish in the 2017 race to win the women's marathon Sunday in 2:18:35, the third-fastest time in the history of the Chicago race. It was the Kenyan runner's eighth top-two finish in nine career marathons.

Ethiopia's Roza Dereje finished second, 2 minutes and 43 seconds behind Kosgei. Shure Demise of Ethiopia was third at 2:22:15.

Daniel Romanchuk overtook two-time defending champion Marcel Hug in a final push to win the men's wheelchair race in 1:31:39.

Manuela Schar won the women's wheelchair race in 1:41:38. Tatyana McFadden, who had won eight of the previous nine Chicago races, finished seventh.

More than 40,000 runners started the race, which drew more than a million spectators.

Information from The Associated Press was included in this report.