Chicago Marathon, Illinois (Images of Sports)

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On Saturday, September 23, 1905, fifteen determined runners bolted at the sound of the starter's gun to begin an amazing journey of distance and endurance: the first Chicago Marathon. Huge crowds witnessed a thrilling race that had it all: action, disaster, suspense, a fallen favorite, and a cliff-hanger ending. It was epic, defining a new chapter in Chicago's athletic history. More than a century later, each year Chicago welcomes nearly 40,000 inspiring runners-from the world's best to complete novices-who will...
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Overview


On Saturday, September 23, 1905, fifteen determined runners bolted at the sound of the starter's gun to begin an amazing journey of distance and endurance: the first Chicago Marathon. Huge crowds witnessed a thrilling race that had it all: action, disaster, suspense, a fallen favorite, and a cliff-hanger ending. It was epic, defining a new chapter in Chicago's athletic history. More than a century later, each year Chicago welcomes nearly 40,000 inspiring runners-from the world's best to complete novices-who will start, discover, battle, and ultimately finish something they once thought impossible, even ridiculous: the Chicago Marathon, all 26 miles, 385 yards. This book takes the reader into the marathon experience, including the sights, sounds, emotions, challenges, and achievements.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738577180
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 9/21/2009
  • Series: Images of Sports Series
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,388,287
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Raymond Britt is managing partner of WinSight Ventures, founder and publisher of RunTri.com, and a proud 12-time Chicago Marathon finisher.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgement 6

Introduction 7

1 Chicago's First Marathon: 1905 9

2 Starting Lines: Classic Era 15

3 100 Years Later: Modern Era 23

4 Parallels: Then and Now 43

5 The Journey: 26.2 Miles 53

6 Spirit of Chicago: The People's Marathon 103

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