The 2016 Chicago Marathon will be shown Sunday at 8 a.m. ET on NBCSN as well as on the NBC Sports app.
Tatyana McFadden is racing for her sixth consecutive Chicago Marathon wheelchair division title. She recently received a unique wheelchair accessory from Ellen DeGeneres.
Florence Kiplagat, who owns the half marathon world record, has the fastest personal best in the women’s elite field. She is the defending champion.
Dennis Kimetto, the current marathon world record holder, withdrew from the race with an injury. Fellow Kenyan Dickson Chumba owns the best time in the field.
The Chicago Marathon is one of the six road races that make up the World Marathon Majors. In the most recent race, the Berlin Marathon on Sept. 25, Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele missed the world record time by just six seconds.