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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

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    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.

    2016

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2016This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2016

    (Published Friday, Oct. 6, 2017)

    2015

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2015This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2015

    (Published Friday, Oct. 6, 2017)

    2014

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2014This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2014

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017)

    2013

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2013This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2013

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    2012

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2012This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2012

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    2011

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2011This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2011

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    2010

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2010This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2010

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    2009

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2009This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2009

      

    (Published Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017)

    2008

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2008This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2008

    (Published Friday, Sept. 29, 2017)

    2007

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2007This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2007

    (Published Friday, Sept. 29, 2017)

    2006

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2006This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2006

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017)

    2005

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2005This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2005

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017)

    2004

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2004This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2004

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    2003

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2003This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2003

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    2002

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2002This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2002

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    2001

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2001This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2001

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    2000

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2000This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 2000

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)
     

    1999

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1999This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1999

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    (Published Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017)

    1998

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1998This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1998

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    1997

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1997This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1997

    (Published Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017)

    1996

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1996This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1996

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    1995

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1995This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1995

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    1994

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1994This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1994

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    1993

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1993This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1993

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    1992

    This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1992This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1992

    (Published Monday, Sept. 25, 2017)

    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)