A windy day in the Windy City created some challenges for participants of the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. There were also other intriguing storylines among the elite racers—a lack of pacemakers slowed the men’s race down, the emergence of American Luke Puskedra and his fifth-place showing in 2:10:24, and the U.S. Masters record sought after by Deena Kastor (which she eventually got in a time of 2:27:47).

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Here are photos from the World Marathon Major and one of Competitor’s marathons to put on your bucket list. All photos courtesy of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon:

 

2015 Chicago Marathon
2015 Chicago Marathon
2015 Chicago Marathon
2015 Chicago Marathon
2015 Chicago Marathon
2015 Chicago Marathon
2015 Chicago Marathon
2015 Chicago Marathon
2015 Chicago Marathon
2015 Chicago Marathon
2015 Boston Marathon
2015 Chicago Marathon
2015 Chicago Marathon