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40 Years of Bank of America Chicago Marathon: A Look Back at Culture, History

Every day leading up to the Oct. 8 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we'll take you through another year of local, cultural and marathon history.

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    40 Years of Bank of America Chicago Marathon: A Look Back at Culture, History

    Where were you in 1977?

    That year, Jimmy Carter was president, "Star Wars" opened in movie theaters, a gallon of gas cost 65 cents, and the 4,200 registered participants in the Mayor Daley Marathon made it the largest marathon in the world at the time.

    So much has changed since Chicago's first marathon. Every day leading up to the Oct. 8 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we'll take you through another year of local, cultural and marathon history.

    Scroll down for a look back.

    1991

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1991This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1991

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017)

    1990

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1990This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1990

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017)

    1989

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1989This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1989

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017)

    1988

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1988This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1988

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017)

    1987

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1987This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1987

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017)

    1986

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1986This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1986

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017)

    1985

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1985This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1985

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017)

    1984

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1984This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1984

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017)

    1983

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1983This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1983

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017)

    1982

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1982This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1982

    (Published Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017)

    1981

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1981This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1981

    (Published Friday, Sept. 1, 2017)

    1980

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1980This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1980

    (Published Friday, Sept. 1, 2017)

    1979

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1979This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1979

    (Published Friday, Sept. 1, 2017)

    1978

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1978This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1978

    (Published Friday, Sept. 1, 2017)

    1977

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1977This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1977

    (Published Friday, Sept. 1, 2017)