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You might enjoy this random collection of facts about the Chicago Marathon since 1977. "Promoters were criticized for the high entry fee ($10)".
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.
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!
Chicago Half, 2017
And here's a gallery of signs from this year's Marathon
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.
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