The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon

Ben Conboy and Richard Bodee

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The Chicago Marathon saw droves of runners from all over the world flooding in for the chance to be the first to cross the finish line on Sunday, Oct. 8.

This year’s marathon was the 40th anniversey of the event. The race is limited to 45,000 participants, considerably higher than the 4,200 who ran in its first year in 1977.

The runners’ route sees them start them in Grant Park where they head north through the Loop and over the Chicago River. When they reach Lakeview East, they turn around and work their way down through the West Loop, University Village and East Pilsen. From the West Side, they head south through Chinatown and Bronzeville before turning north and finishing the race at Grant Park.

The marathon was won by Galen Rupp, the first American to win it since 2002, completing the 26-mile circuit in 2 hours 9 minutes and 20 seconds.

The leading group of runners press forward coming out of the tunnel on North Columbus Drive. (Richard Bodee/The DePaulia)

 

 

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon

    Multimedia

    Photo highlights: University celebrates President Esteban’s inauguration

  • Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon

    Multimedia

    Photo highlights from Charles Murray’s visit, student protest

  • Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon

    Multimedia

    Commander-in-Tweet: Pop-up showcases President Trump’s social media

  • Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon

    Multimedia

    What a rush: Cubs advance to NLCS

  • Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon

    Multimedia

    Disaster in paradise

  • Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon

    Multimedia

    Crafty Canines

  • Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon

    Multimedia

    Gone with the wind

  • Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon

    Multimedia

    Murals chronicle 120 years of DePaul’s triumphs

  • Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon

    Multimedia

    Episode One: Resilience

  • Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon

    Multimedia

    A recap of Summer’s last stand, North Coast Music Festival

The Student News Site of DePaul University
Off to the races: A look at the Chicago Marathon