2013 Chicago Marathon By The Numbers

A summary of the Bank of Chicago Marathon, stepping off Oct. 13, in Grant Park, by the numbers.

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26.2 Miles: The length of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The Oct. 13 race will start and end in Grant Park, winding all the way up to Lakeview East and back down through Lincoln Park, River North and University Village.
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36: The age of this year's race. Organizers estimate the annual race draws 1.7 million spectators.
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45,000: Number of participants in the race. This year the marathon set up a lottery based system for the final 15,000 spots in response to technical issues on the marathon website during the first day of registration.
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4: Participants from the list of the Top 11 fastest marathon runners that will be seen in this year's race. One of the four is Moses Mosop, who won the Chicago Marathon in 2011.
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2:04:38: The fastest marathon time set in 2012 by Tsegay Kebede.
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36: The number of turns in the marathon route. Training experts recommend that runners hug the turns to lose some unwanted distance.
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4-6: Ounces of water marathon officials recommend runners drink every 15-20 minutes after the running begins.
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29: Number of neighborhoods runners will see during the Chicago Marathon, including Lakeview, Chinatown, Pilsen and Little Italy.
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64: Degrees. The average high temperature for Oct. 13, according to the National Weather Service. Back in 2007, the marathon was partially shut down because of 88 degree weather.
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