The Chicago Marathon is a major marathon held yearly in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Interesting facts about Chicago Marathon:
– #OwnChicago is an official hashtag of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
– The first race was held on September 25, 1977 under the original name the Mayor Daley Marathon, which drew a field of 4,200 runners.
– The Chicago Marathon will celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2017.
– Alongside the Boston, New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo Marathons, it is one of the six World Marathon Majors.
– The Chicago Marathon is limited to 45,000 runners and only runners who finish within 6½ hours are officially timed.
– The runners wishing to participate in the Chicago Marathon can register after either meeting a time qualifying standard or being selected through a general Entry Lottery.
– The Chicago Marathon record finish time is 2 hrs 03 min 45 sec (Dennis Kimetto, 2013). The average finish time of the Chicago Marathon is 4 hrs 33 min 03 sec (2014).
– Spirit of the Marathon is a 2007 documentary film directed by Jon Dunham. The film chronicles the journey six marathon runners experience while training and competing in the 2005 Chicago Marathon.
While the Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2016 entry lottery registration is open, I post a photo recap of last year’s edition, my first ever Marathon ran on October 11, 2015.
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