Chicago Marathon, Illinois (Images of Sports)

Chicago Marathon, Illinois (Images of Sports)

by Raymond Britt


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Chicago Marathon, Illinois (Images of Sports) by Raymond Britt

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738577180
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/21/2009
Series: Images of Sports Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,269,789
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

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

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