Published 06 Oct 2023

It's time for the team to travel to the Windy City of Chicago, Illinois for the Back of America Chicago Marathon. Three NN Running Team athletes have traveled to the United States of America to take part in the race. In this feature, we will provide you with an overview of the Bank of America Marathon so you won't miss a thing!

Which NN Running Team athletes will run in Chicago?

Genzebe Dibaba is the only woman of the NN Running Team-squad who will run in the Windy City. A six-time world track champion (one outdoor and five indoor golds) and Olympic 1500m silver medalist she boasts a half marathon PB of 1:05:18 and an impressive marathon best of 2:18:05 set when second at the 2022 TCS Amsterdam Marathon.

When zooming in on the male field, there will be two NN Running Team athletes lining up at the start. An athlete of rich potential, the 25-year-old Daniel Mateiko is all set to make his marathon debut on the streets of Chicago. Daniel has forged an enviable reputation over the half-marathon distance with a series of quality performances. Running a sub-60-minute time in six of his last seven half marathons his blistering PB of 58:26 places him ninth on the all-time list for the 21.1km distance. He will be joined at the starting line by among others Ethiopian Huseyidin Mohamed. A sub-60-minute half marathoner he has made a successful transition to the marathon distance. In 2022 he set a PB of 2:05:05 for fifth in Amsterdam and in his most recent outing he finished second in 2:05:22 at the Tokyo Marathon.

When to watch the Bank of America Chicago Marathon?

The Chicago Marathon will begin at 7.30 a.m. local time. In the overview below you can find some other time zones and the starting time of the marathon that goes with these time zones.

Time zone                                                                      Starting time Chicago Marathon

GMT+2 (e.g. Netherlands & Spain)                                                 2.30 p.m.

GMT+3 (e.g. Kenya & Ethiopia)                                                      3.30 p.m.

GMT+9 (e.g. Japan)                                                                        9.30 p.m.

GMT-4 (e.g. New York)                                                                   8.30 a.m.

GMT+11 (e.g. Sydney)                                                                  11.30 p.m.

Where to watch the Chicago Marathon?

You can watch the Chicago Marathon live in most countries. The table below provides an overview of the different broadcasters and the countries they will air the Chicago Marathon in.

Broadcaster Territory
Eurosport / Eurosport 1 Netherlands
Olympic Channel Various
NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo Chicago, TeleXitos USA & Mexico
Tele Deportes Spain
ESPN Latin America Latin America
Sky New Zealand New Zealand
SuperSport Various
SMG China China
Astro Malaysia Malaysia


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