The best part of being a spectator at the marathon – other than watching the runners – is looking at the signs along the route.
Kenya’s Moses Mosop set a course record Sunday to win the Chicago Marathon and Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova claimed the women’s title to become the race’s first three-peat champion.
The Chicago Marathon is 26.2 miles for most participants. But, as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, for four runners, it will mark the end of a 100-mile run to help children a world away from Chicago.
This Sunday will mark the 34th Chicago Marathon, and for nine men, it will mark their 34th Chicago Marathon.
The weather forecast for this weekend’s Chicago Marathon calls for temperatures in the mid- to high-70s, which is definitely on the warm side for running 26 miles.
There are over 45,000 runners registered to compete in the 34th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday.
The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, and many first-time marathoners are among the thousands of runners participating to raise money for charities.
Among the 45,000 runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday will be 10,000 people who are running for charity.
On Sunday, 45,000 runners will pound the pavement in the Chicago Marathon. Crossing the finish line after 26.2 grueling miles will a be life changing moment, but even more so for two men who hope it’s the start of a successful run towards turning their lives around.
There’s nothing like the excitement of a race. 45,000 runners will hit the streets of Chicago to fulfill their dream of completing a 26.2 mile marathon this weekend. Many years ago, I was one of these happy runners, and now I am an even happier spectator. It’s true that running the race is like nothing else, but you can also get an adrenaline rush from watching the race.
The annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon means hundreds of millions of dollars for the local economy.
U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall will compete in the 34th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon this year, giving the U.S. a chance to have a winner.
Three members of the storied U.S. women’s soccer team will move from the field to the track this fall, to lead a charitable program for the Chicago Marathon.
Kenya’s Moses Mosop set the record for fastest debut marathon when he completed the 2011 Boston Marathon in 2:03:06. Now Mosop will look to top that time when he competes in the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
670 The Score won a Silver Dome Award from the Illinois Broadcasters Association for the live coverage of the the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Police will investigate the death of Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru, who died from a bedroom balcony fall after he allegedly was found by his wife with another woman.
Chicago’s first lady was on hand to present an award named after her and her husband to a marathoner who has also gone the distance in fund-raising.
Registration for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon closed in record time on Thursday as 45,000 participants signed up in 31 days.
The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration will begin at midnight (CST) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.
WBBM’s Steve Miller has the story of one participant who was not worrying about finishing at the head of the pack.