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40 Historical Chicago Marathon Moments (Read 52 times)

    You might enjoy this random collection of facts about the Chicago Marathon since 1977. "Promoters were criticized for the high entry fee ($10)".

     

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chicagomarathon/ct-chicago-marathon-40-moments-spt-1002-20171005-story.html

    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject. - S.J.

      That's neat, Led. I forgot about Khalid Khannouchi. I remember reading about him a lot in Runner's World in the late '90s. When I moved to back to Chicago from living in Colorado in 1997, I don't know if it was that year or the next, I remember seeing him out for a jog near where I was going to school at the time. I thought that was so cool and I was so excited. It must have been around marathon weekend sometime. Good memories.

      Bert-o


      I lost my rama

        Marguerite Buist, who finished ninth, said. "The marathon is a race for suckers."

         

        I think this one was my favorite.   Thanks for sharing LedLincoln!

        degregorius


        Chicago Half, 2017

          2017 Races: 1/28/17 Lakefront Half Marathon, Chicago  2:25:56 | 4/2/17 --Shamrock Shuffle, Chicago  51:02

          Memorial Day Weekend - Conquer the Capital Challenge, Madison 5/27/17  Twilight 10K 1:14:11 | 5/28/17  Madtown Half Marathon 2:57:33 Rock & Roll Half Marathon. Chicago, July,2:31:26 | Chicago Half Marathon, September 2:39:26 

           

           

            I'm surprised they didn't mention Wanjiru's battle with Kebede in 2010 - that was one of the most exciting races I can recall.


            Elite Jogger

              Steve Jones winning and breaking the WR in his debut marathon in 1984 with no watch on tops the lot!

               

              I loved his fearless racing style and simplified attitude to running with focus more on effort rather than numbers.

              PRs:  5k - 18:21. 10k - 36:52.  Half - 1:21:37.  Full - 2:51:20

               

              2017 Races:  Half - 1:22:06.  Full - 2:58:30