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About the Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 12.

Since its inaugural running in 1977, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon has developed a global reputation for its fast, record-setting course. Year after year the Bank of America Chicago Marathon hosts representatives from more than 100 countries and all 50 states in the U.S. to compete on this world stage, while the flat city landscape and cool fall climate combine to provide the best backdrop for posting records – personal, national and world. 

Capacity: 
45,000

Largest Field (total finishers):
38,879 (2013)

 Recent Participation:

 Year   Finishers   Male   Female
 2003   32,361  18,690  13,671
 2004  33,082  19,105  13,977
 2005  32,868  18,602

 14,266

 2006  33,633  18,910  14,723
 2007  25,534  15,348  10,186
 2008  31,343  17,678  13,665

2009

 33,703  19,077  14,626
 2010  36,088  19,946  16,142
 2011  35,752  20,282  15,470
 2012  37,475  20,681  16,794
 2013  38,879  21,485  17,394

Estimated Spectators: 
1.7 million

Prize purse: 
$550,000 ($100,000 to male and female champions)

Affiliated Charity Organizations: 
160

World Records (Men): 
2:05:42 – Khalid Khannouchi, 1999
2:08:04 – Steve Jones, 1984
 
World Records (Women): 
2:17:18 – Paula Radcliffe, 2002
2:18:47 – Catherine Ndereba, 2001
 
World Debut Records:
 
2:05:50 – Evans Rutto, 2003
2:06:54 – Ondoro Osoro, 1998

National Records (Men): 
Cayman Islands: 2:40:28 (Tony Keely, 2000)
Ecuador: 2:09:49 (Silvio Guerra, 1997)
Great Britain: 2:07:13 (Steve Jones, 1985)
Japan: 2:06:16 (Toshinari Takaoka, 2002)
Peru: 2:11:36 (Miguel Mallqui, 1998) 
Uruguay: 2:12:48 (Nestor Garcia, 1999)

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