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2009 Chicago Marathon
2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon Pictures
Uniqueness of Bank of America Chicago Marathon lies in perfect gradient and multifarious planning that turn it into a truly global event. Both participants and spectators would have perfect time to explore the beauty of Chicago and its nearby 15 neighborhoods while marathon is in progress because this city is ready to enthrall everybody with its fascinating beauty.
Organized annually since last 30 years Bank of America Chicago Marathon has momentous appeal every September/October year after year.
Considered one of the largest marathons in the world with 45,000 participant runners the very first Chicago Marathon was organized in 1977 with merely 4,200 participants which was no doubt a big number then. This marathon has become World Marathon Major today with majestic appeal. Selection of participating racers had begun 6 months ago. Isn’t it a record-breaking scene now when more than 1.5 million spectators would enjoy watching runners in action?
Although denoted with Chicago city but the national and internal appeal of this marathon is towering unlike other city marathons held anywhere else. Racers passing through noteworthy hills make his marathon a splendid presentation.
Beginning And Endpoint: Bank of America Chicago Marathon course starts from Grant Park by the Lake Michigan to make it adventurous. When marathoners pass through ethnic neighborhood in northern Chicago until South side spectators gets rejuvenated of its unending appeal. Marathon ending at Grant Park, where marathoners return, brings joyous feeling for participants enjoying momentous journey in which entire Chicago gets discovered. Over the years onlookers gathered to watch racers have been highly supportive for marathoners and organizers.
Bricks And Brickbats: Long lasting journey of 30 years has made Chicago Marathon a turning point for grand success. Several records have been made in the last three decades as if it is a sort of battle keeping people aghast to look back in pleasantries they had as winning participants. No doubt, difficulties too arrived in this period but pace and motivation had always been there.
Chicago Marathon saw extremely dramatic ending in 2006 when its winner Kenyan Robert K. Cheruiyot slipped mistakenly right before the finish tape could be broken. Fortunately not much casualty occurred as he had slide forward to ultimately cross finish line – that made him winner in lieu of his 5 seconds time management.
Enlivening Glory: Upcoming Bank of America Chicago Marathon is ready to don into its next innings as a world class long distance running event. It is drawing attention internationally with diverse participation of racers and spectators. Runners would be graced with watchful eyes of over 1.5 million spectators this time.
Participating team of this 26.2 mile long marathon comprising racers, spectators, volunteers and organizers will perform duties in specific capacities. Popularity is growing with every passing of the day. So is expected this time. Have patience to enjoy that glorious moment.
If you are participating or you know someone near and dear is running then drop in here to find his/her picture as we will upload lots of 2009 chicago marathon photos here.
I have 829 pictures from 2009 Chicago marathon, these are totally free to download and use for print purpose. If you use it on any website then don't forget to give the credit to this page. All these pictures been clicked at 24 miles mark. If you passed 24 miles in between 11:05 AM to 11:55 AM then keep browsing the pictures to find your own. I have time stamps in between these pictures that are the time from my watch so keep looking for it to know where you are exactly.