Russian women dominate Chicago marathon
Sunday’s event was just Lilia’s second competitive race at the distance after moving up from 5,000 meters.
Shobukhova pulled away from the leading pack just 2 kilometers away from the finish line, leaving pre-race favorite Irina Mikitenko from Germany trailing by 36 seconds
Fellow Russian and last year's champion Lidia Grigorieva was third-fastest.
Meanwhile, Olympic champion Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya won the men’s contest on Sunday in a course record 2 hours, 5 minutes and 41 seconds.
Morocco's Abderrahim Goumri came second in 2:06:04 with Vincent Kipruto of Kenya third 4 seconds behind.