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Tsegaye Kebede claims marathon

Updated: October 7, 2012, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Tsegaye Kebede saw a few Ethiopian flags as he approached the finish line and figured he'd say hello.

So he started waving.

Kebede had plenty to celebrate, shattering the course record while winning the Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning.

He pulled away late and was all alone, smiling to fans as he neared the finish at Grant Park and crossing the line in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 38 seconds. That easily eclipsed the previous mark of 2:05:37 set by Kenya's Moses Mosop last ...

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