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Oct 14, 2021 12:50:42   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Thank you Ellen, Susan, crafterwantabe, SnappyJohn! I've slowly started to train again in running, to build back up to maybe one of Chicago's crazy winter half-marathons in January on a day that is typically in the teens. I've just got to avoid the injury bug. Glad you enjoyed these race results.

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Oct 15, 2021 20:33:34   #
merrytexan Loc: georgia
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
Chicago Marathon and Runner's Expo
October 9 & 10, 2021
Chicago, IL

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo by Paul Sager, on Flickr


The Chicago Marathon is the fourth-largest race by number of finishers worldwide. The 2021 race resumed the annual Chicago tradition following the 2020 cancellation due to the Covid pandemic.

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo


McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America. The original convention center opened in 1960 and was destroyed by fire in 1967. The replacement building opened in 1971, now called the East Building. The West Building, holding the expo, opened in 2007.

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo


My friend John has completed the Chicago Marathon three times already.

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo


Elite runners get names rather than numbers. Men's winner Tura is in orange, in the middle of the lead pack, on the way to finishing in 2:06:12.

2021 Chicago Marathon


Some of the elite runners with Olympic qualifying times.

2021 Chicago Marathon


I positioned at the first public view of the course, under Randolph on Columbus. The total field was released in numerous waves where a few thousand would go by followed by about a minute break in the field.

2021 Chicago Marathon


A blind runner and support.

2021 Chicago Marathon


State Street, between Miles 1 & 2.

2021 Chicago Marathon


John approaching the 12-mile mark in Old Town. He had decided to stop at the half (13.1 miles) and consider this a 'training run' for better results next time.

2021 Chicago Marathon


About 35,000 people started the race, with just over 26,000 completing the race within the 6:30 hour course limit. It was a hot, humid day and not the best conditions for running 26.2-miles.

Abbott Health & Fitness Expo
Chicago Marathon and Runner's Expo br October 9 &a... (show quote)


i enjoyed the set and the racing attire, paul...looks like a fun time. i just had my bicycle tuned up but will only be
riding on the golf cart paths...no racing for me. lol. love all the shots.

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Nov 10, 2021 08:33:32   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
merrytexan wrote:
i enjoyed the set and the racing attire, paul...looks like a fun time. i just had my bicycle tuned up but will only be
riding on the golf cart paths...no racing for me. lol. love all the shots.


Thank you merrytexan!

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