CHICAGO (CBS) — Many Chicago Marathon finishers echoed the idea that the Chicago crowd made a difference over 26.2 miles. WBBM’s John Cody reports on Sunday’s runners becoming Monday’s sightseers.
“The last mile was ok, the last two-tenths were terrible because it was uphill,” said Elizabeth, a runner from Charlotte, North Carolina. “The course was flat the entire time until the last two-tenths.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Steamy Heat Through Midweek
Elizabeth said the spectators were a big help for her..
“It was really loud and you were never really by yourself,” she said. “It makes it exciting and gives you more motivation to keep going.”