Lisa Weightman has finished the grueling Bank of America Chicago Marathon in ninth.
Weightman crossed the line in the elite women’s race in 2hr.29min.45sec.
The triple Olympian had been in fourth after getting to the 25km mark in 1:25:41, but then began to feel the effects of the testing race.
Weightman revealed after the race she began throwing up regularly from the 30km mark after feeling brilliant through the first 25km.
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Thank you beautiful friends and family who supported me today. I feel very blessed. I felt awesome to 25k and thought it was going to be perfect. At 30k I started throwing up every 10 minutes for the next 10k and ended up in medical. The poor spectators! Back at the hotel now. 😢 Thank you to the amazing medical team @chimarathon who looked after me at the finish. I’m proud to have this finisher medal as one thing I always want to be known for is that I never give up, no matter how awful the situation is both in life and in sport. #inspiringtheeveryday #runningmumsaustralia