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Khannouchi Sets Chicago Record

October 24, 1999

CHICAGO (AP) _ Khalid Khannouchi set a world record Sunday, winning the Chicago Marathon in an unofficial time of 2:05:42, 23 seconds ahead of Ronaldo da Costa’s previous mark.

As he crossed the finish line, Khannouchi burst into tears and was wrapped in a bear hug by his wife, Sandra, his coach and agent.

Khannouchi, who also won Chicago in 1997, trailed Kenyan Moses Tanui by 33 seconds at the 21-mile mark. But he gradually cut the margin, beating Tanui by 33 seconds.

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