To commemorate his 20 years of leadership as the Executive Race Director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Carey Pinkowski was recognized on Thursday by the City of Chicago and Bank of America with an honorary street naming at the site of the race's start line.
The intersection of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive now bears the name "Carey Pinkowski Drive."
During his tenure, the race has grown significantly.
When he started in the leadership role, the race had 7,269 registrants. It now maxes out at 45,000 people representing all 50 states and more than 6,000 from outside the United States.
"The job of a marathon race director really hasn't been around all that long. Carey Pinkowski has helped define it," Mayor Daley said.
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