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7 October, 2018
Running the Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. The first race was held on September 25, 1977, which drew a field of 4,200 runners. It´s one of the most beloved marathons around the world, where people from around the globe compete to race around the downtown center and to get a glimpse of Lake Michigan and the city skyline.