Not long now until one of biggest event on the running calendar. To runners a photographers alike the Chicago Marathon is one of the Biggest on the list of great marathons. A massive 45,000 participants will be taking part. The Marathon is held in the amazing city of Chicago in Illinois, United States. Alongside the Boston, New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo it is one of the six World Marathon Majors. It is also a IAAF Gold Label race. The Chicago Marathon is the forth-largest race by number of finishers worldwide.
The race to be run on the 7th of October this year will be the 41st. the first race was back in 1977 with the original name of Mayor Daley Marathon. It is among the fastest growing marathon road races in the world, due in part to its fast and flat course. The sponsors Bank of America provide good prize money to lure in elite runners.
The marathon course is a loop course. The first 3 miles the runners go through the impressive downtown area. It stars and ends at Grant Park. The course loop is generally divided into three sections: North, West, and South. Near each of these directions, three of the city’s main stadiums are nearby at their turning points. Wrigley Field is near the north. The United Center is to the west. US Cellular Field is to the south. So there are many great spots to get some amazing photos of this impressive running event.
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