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Chicago, Illinois
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The pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike, the Marathon is the focal point of Race Weekend. Over 1.5 million spectators will line the 26.2-mile course, cheering on the runners to help them accomplish a personal dream.
 
 

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   The full Chicago Marathon course, in high speed.

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Tips
Marathon Race Day Tips

Once you have put in your mileage and properly trained, hopefully you will be ready to turn in that PR on race day (or be a first time finisher). Here are some tips that should help you on race day.
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Plantar Fasciitis

Experienced as heel pain when you take your first steps after getting out of bed or after sitting for a long period of time, plantar fasciitis is a running injury most frequently caused by an abnormal motion of the foot or too-tight calf muscles.
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How to Avoid The Porta Potty During a Race

We've all seen it and most of us have done it ... 30 minutes (or less) into a race athletes are already looking for a port potty. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way. The secret is a proper hydration plan before the gun goes off, and here's how you do it.
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Reviews
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Recent Review: Wow, had a great time, Unbealievable spectator support and turnout. This is my sixth large city marathon and the best by far. Amazing city to explore, Too many things to do and look at. Walking distance to everything in the main core .
Ed Colwell
Ottawa,
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Results
Year: 2012     Participation

Men 

20688 men competed in the 2012 Chicago Marathon 20,688 (55.2%)
    Total finishers: 37,455

Women 

16767 women competed in the 2012 Chicago Marathon 16,767 (44.8%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Tsegaye Kebede   Marathon Men 2:04:38 4:45  12.61 mph 
 Atsede Baysa   Marathon Women 2:22:03 5:25  11.07 mph 
Complete 2012 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2011     Participation

Men 

20281 men competed in the 2011 Chicago Marathon 20,281 (56.7%)
    Total finishers: 35,748

Women 

15467 women competed in the 2011 Chicago Marathon 15,467 (43.3%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Moses Mosop   Marathon Men 2:05:37 4:48  12.51 mph 
 Liliya Shobukhova   Marathon Women 2:18:20 5:17  11.36 mph 
Complete 2011 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2009     Participation

Men 

18983 men competed in the 2009 Chicago Marathon 18,983 (56.7%)
    Total finishers: 33,475

Women 

14492 women competed in the 2009 Chicago Marathon 14,492 (43.3%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Sammy Wanjiru   Marathon Men 2:05:41 4:48  12.51 mph 
 Liliya Shobukhova   Marathon Women 2:25:56 5:34  10.77 mph 
 Bob Schwelm   Marathon Masters Men 2:30:52 5:45  10.42 mph 
 Elisabeth Ruel   Marathon  Masters Women  2:49:50 6:29  9.26 mph 
Complete 2009 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2007     Participation

Men 

15339 men competed in the 2007 Chicago Marathon 15,339 (60.1%)
    Total finishers: 25,523

Women 

10184 women competed in the 2007 Chicago Marathon 10,184 (39.9%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Patrick Ivuti   Marathon Men 2:11:11 5:00  11.98 mph 
 Berhane Adere   Marathon Women 2:33:49 5:52  10.22 mph 
 Sergey Perminov   Marathon Masters Men 2:28:52 5:41  10.56 mph 
 Grace Behrens   Marathon  Masters Women  3:03:56 7:01  8.55 mph 
Complete 2007 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2006     Participation

Men 

18909 men competed in the 2006 Chicago Marathon 18,909 (56.2%)
    Total finishers: 33,629

Women 

14720 women competed in the 2006 Chicago Marathon 14,720 (43.8%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Robert Cheruiyot   Marathon Men 2:07:35 4:52  12.32 mph 
 Berhane Adere   Marathon Women 2:20:42 5:22  11.17 mph 
 Craig Fram   Marathon Masters Men 2:30:56 5:46  10.42 mph 
 Colleen Reuck   Marathon  Masters Women  2:33:18 5:51  10.25 mph 
Complete 2006 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2005     Participation

Men 

18673 men competed in the 2005 Chicago Marathon 18,673 (56.6%)
    Total finishers: 32,995

Women 

14322 women competed in the 2005 Chicago Marathon 14,322 (43.4%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Felix Limo   Marathon Men 2:07:02 4:51  12.37 mph 
 Deena Kastor   Marathon Women 2:21:25 5:24  11.12 mph 
 Luca Foglia   Marathon Masters Men 2:31:27 5:47  10.38 mph 
 Colleen De Reuck   Marathon  Masters Women  2:28:40 5:40  10.57 mph 
Complete 2005 Results (All Races)
Results
Year: 2004     Participation

Men 

19073 men competed in the 2004 Chicago Marathon 19,073 (57.7%)
    Total finishers: 33,033

Women 

13960 women competed in the 2004 Chicago Marathon 13,960 (42.3%)
 Winner Race Division  Time  Pace Speed
 Evans Rutto   Marathon Men 2:06:16 4:49  12.45 mph 
 Constantina Tomescu Dita   Marathon Women 2:23:45 5:29  10.94 mph 
 Craig Fram   Marathon Masters Men 2:29:29 5:42  10.52 mph 
 Shetaye Gemechu   Marathon  Masters Women  2:28:28 5:40  10.59 mph 
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Clubs and Groups
 Looking for a club or team to help keep you motivated?
 Club or Team Name   City  State   More Info 
 Chicago Area Runners Assn.  Chicago IL club info
 Chicago Knights  Chicago IL club info
 Chicago Lakefront Track Club  Chicago IL club info
 Chicago Striders  Chicago IL club info
 Chicago Walkers Club  Chicago IL club info
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 Firestarters  Chicago IL club info
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 Quiet Storm Track Club  Chicago IL club info
 Universal Sole-Reebok  Chicago IL club info
 University Of Chicago Track Club  Chicago IL club info
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Retailers (near this event)
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