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2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

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Sunday, Oct 8, 2017

Running Into Chicago's History, Marathon Celebrates 40 Years

Running Into Chicago's History, Marathon Celebrates 40 Years

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been a longstanding tradition in Chicago, but this year’s race will hit a major milestone as the global event marks its 40th anniversary.

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

11 Influencers Share Memories of Chicago Marathon

Forty years. So much has happened since 1977, when the first Chicago Marathon...View gallery

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Friday, Oct 6, 2017

BOA Chicago Marathon Health and Fitness Expo Kicks Off

BOA Chicago Marathon Health and Fitness Expo Kicks Off

The Abbott Health & Fitness Expo for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon begins Friday in the city, just two days before thousands of runners descend on city streets to race in the major event that has garnered...

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
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By Marissa Musso

Best Brunch Spots to Refuel After 2017 BOA Chicago Marathon

If you're looking to celebrate after the 40th annual Bank of America Chicago...View gallery

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Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

Shakeout Runs to Prepare You for the Chicago Marathon

Shakeout Runs to Prepare You for the Chicago Marathon

As runners flock to Chicago ahead of this weekend's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, they might be looking for some last-minute races to shake-up their training just before the big race.

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017

What's That Dashed 'Blue Line' in Chicago?

What's That Dashed 'Blue Line' in Chicago?

There's the Bank of America Chicago Marathon route, and then there's the Bank of America Chicago Marathon victory route.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
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By James Neveau

10 Fascinating Stories About This Year's Marathon Field

From Tatyana McFadden's skills on the slopes to Patrick Monahan's remarkable...View gallery

  • Pavement or Snow, Tatyana McFadden the Star of the Show
  • Marathon or Sprint, Manuela Schar Can Do It All
  • You Can Set a Watch to Florence Kiplagat's Racing Skill
Friday, Oct 6, 2017

These Streets Will Stay Open During the Chicago Marathon

These Streets Will Stay Open During the Chicago Marathon

While dozens of streets will periodically close throughout race day on Oct. 8, some routes will stay open all day.

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
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By Eylssa Kaufman

Timeline of Major Events in World, Chicago Marathon History

Since its inaugural event in 1977, the Chicago Marathon has been an exciting...View gallery

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Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
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By James Neveau

Bank of America Chicago Marathon: Top 10 Storylines

The 40th anniversary Bank of America Chicago Marathon will hit the streets of...View gallery

  • Can an American Finally End the U.S. Drought in the Men's Race?
  • Can Abel Kirui Repeat as Men's Champion?
  • Record-Setter Dennis Kimetto Looks to Win in Chicago
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Welcome to a special edition of our 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon section. Follow along as Chicago celebrates the 40th anniversary of the city's biggest race of the year!
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