2014 Chicago Marathon: By the Numbers

A numerical roundup of what makes the Bank of America Chicago Marathon so special.

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45,000 participants are registered to run the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
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Runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream by reaching the finish line in Grant Park.
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20 aid stations are available along the marathon course, serving water, Gatorade Performance Formula, Gatorade Endurance Carb Energy Chews, PowerGel and bananas, depending on the station.
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More than 1.7 million spectators traditionally line the course to cheer on runners.
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12,000 volunteers support the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on race weekend.
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623,150 runners have crossed the Bank of America Chicago Marathon finish line since 1977.
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253. As in millions of dollars. That's how much money the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is believed to contribute in revenue to the Chicago economy, according to a recent report.
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140,000 people visited the Abbott Health & Fitness Expo in 2013. It's the place to be to pick up official merchandise and the latest in running footwear, apparel, nutrition and technology. (McCormick Place, North Building, Hall B1)
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The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon features 3 elite male runners who have run under 2:05 and 3 female runners who have run under 2.20.
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195 official charities are involved in this year's event generating more than $115 million in donations raised through the Bank of America Chicago Marathon’s official Charity Program.
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