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Part 4: Chicago Marathon – The Race

Friday, 24 October 2014  |  Favorite Posts, Race Reports

4Smiling

Date: October 12, 2014
Gun Start: 8:00 AM

Each year, Chicago welcomes 45,000 runners from over 100 countries to run the Chicago Marathon. Approximately 1.7 million spectators come out to cheer for the runners. (more…)

Part 3: Chicago Marathon – Race Start

Thursday, 23 October 2014  |  Favorite Posts, Race Reports

3GrantParkLit, Ton, myself, Bea, Angel, and Trish at Grant Park

Date: October 12, 2014
Runner Check In: Before 7:45 AM

All or Nothing

My goal for the past 4 years has been one and the same: to run the World Marathon Majors. I had completed four of them: New York, Berlin, London, and Tokyo. Boston Marathon, which one can enter by qualifying for a specific time, is a question I have yet to answer because I don’t think I’ll ever qualify for it. So, the fifth and perhaps the last World Marathon Major on my list was Chicago Marathon. (more…)

Part 2: Chicago Marathon – Race Expo

Wednesday, 22 October 2014  |  Race Reports

4OwnChicago

After our morning run through Navy Pier and Lakeshore, we excitedly headed for the Chicago Marathon Race Expo to claim our race kits and, of course, to go shopping! (more…)

Part 1: Chicago Marathon – Hello Chicago! Arrive, Dine, & Run!

Saturday, 18 October 2014  |  Travel + Adventure

1BRIDGE

I arrived in Chicago on October 9, Thursday, just a few days before race day on October 12.  My friends, Ton, Lit, Angel, and I stayed at The James Hotel, which I highly recommend for it’s clean, modern rooms, excellent service, and great location.

It was my first time in Chicago, which I learned later on didn’t get the Windy City nickname because of strong winds, but because, in the late 1800s, an editor once said that the politicians from there were full of hot air!  Well, it was pretty chilly and windy and I absolutely loved it! (more…)

TBR ULAH Dream 2015: Bull Circle 2

Friday, 17 October 2014  |  Race Announcements

2BULLCIRCLE