Wesley Korir in Chicago field

Updated: May 2, 2012, 3:16 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Boston Marathon champion Wesley Korir of Kenya plans to run his fifth straight Chicago Marathon.

Korir, a graduate of Louisville who lives in the United States, endured record temperatures in the mid-80s to win in Boston last month.

He was the runner-up in Chicago last year, finishing in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 15 seconds. This year's race is scheduled for Oct. 7.

The Chicago Marathon announced Korir is in the field on Wednesday.


Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press

SPONSORED HEADLINES

ALSO SEE

MORE OLYMPICS HEADLINES