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2009 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Men’s Race Preview

Will we see a world record on Sunday? New York may have the depth this fall, but the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon boasts the fastest men’s field of the final to marathon majors. Topping the list is the young 22-year-old Kenyan Sammy Wanjiru, the 2008 Olympic champion and world record holder at the […]

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Begins Race Weekend

Mayor Richard M. Daley helped the organizers of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon kick off the start to marathon weekend by honoring Carey Pinkowski for his 20 years as executive race director of the event. At this year’s marathon press conference, Daley revealed that the race’s start at the intersection of Monroe Street and […]

Chicago Marathon Niketown Pep Rally

Kick Off Marathon Weekend with Pep Rally at Niketown Are you ready for marathon weekend in Chicago? Niketown is bringing in the big guns for a pep rally on Thursday, October 8, to help kick-off a weekend of activities celebrating the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. A slew of elite athletes will be coming to […]

World Marathon Majors Champion, Mikitenko, Running Chicago Marathon

Mikitenko sits atop the current world marathon majors leaderboard. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has announced that defending world marathon majors champion Irina Mikitenko will run this year’s event. The German missed the world championship marathon due to her father’s passing, however, she is primed to continue toward a second series championship. Mikitenko currently […]

Chicago Marathon Announces Community Initiatives

The impact of the race extends well beyond the great boost to the local economy. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has announced several new initiatives aimed at growing community relations. Among the initiatives is a new digital fundraising program that will allow charities to earn an additional $55,000. The program involves having fans, runners, […]

Chicago Marathon Announces Stellar Field

2008 Olympic gold medalist added to list of contenders. The 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has announced that 2008 Olympic gold medalist Sammy Wanjiru of Kenya will battle for this year’s title. Wanjiru has a personal best of 2:05:10 from London this year and is the current world record holder in the half marathon […]

Kastor To Run 2009 Chicago Marathon

American Olympic bronze medalist confirmed for Chicago field. Deena Kastor has declared her intent to run the 2009 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and she is leaving no doubt as to her intentions.  Not only will Kastor be looking to win but she says she thinks she can better her own American record (2:19:36) and […]