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Oct 12, 2015

Recap: 2015 Chicago Marathon Takes Over City

Recap: 2015 Chicago Marathon Takes Over City

The running world descended on Chicago once again Sunday as roughly 45,000 runners took to the streets for the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Oct 8, 2015
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By Courtney O'Callaghan

2015 Chicago Marathon Preparation

As race day approaches, crews work to prepare the Chicago Marathon's start and... View gallery

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Oct 8, 2015

2015 Chicago Marathon Steps Off Sunday

2015 Chicago Marathon Steps Off Sunday

Thousands of runners will descend on Chicago streets Sunday for the 38th Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Oct 11, 2015

What the Chicago Marathon Means for Olympic Hopefuls

What the Chicago Marathon Means for Olympic Hopefuls

For some runners, there may be more on the [finish] line in this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Sep 10, 2015

Chicago Marathon Announces 2015 Elite Runners

Chicago Marathon Announces 2015 Elite Runners

A past champion and current half marathon world record holder will compete at the 38th annual Back of America Chicago Marathon.

Sep 24, 2015

2014 Marathon Economic Impact Exceeded $250M: Survey

2014 Marathon Economic Impact Exceeded $250M: Survey

The event was able to bring $102.2 million to the city in 2014 through tourism, according to the study conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Regional Economics Applications...

Jul 31, 2015

Chicago Marathon Becomes Largest Sustainable Running Event

Chicago Marathon Becomes Largest Sustainable Running Event

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is now the largest running event in the world to be certified as sustainable.

Feb 17, 2015

Real Cost of the Chicago Marathon: One Runner's Experience

Real Cost of the Chicago Marathon: One Runner's Experience

Chicago Marathon registration is right around the corner, but before you throw your name in the lottery, consider the full cost of training for and actually running in Chicago's biggest racing event.

Oct 12, 2014

2014 Chicago Marathon Comes To a Close

2014 Chicago Marathon Comes To a Close

Chicago hosted the running world once again Sunday as nearly 45,000 runners took to the streets for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Oct 12, 2014
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By NBCChicago

2014 Chicago Marathon In Photos

We asked for your photos of the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon and here... View gallery

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