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Bank of America Chicago Marathon Official Merchandise | Nike 2017 Collection

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Nike is celebrating forty years of fast with the 2017 collection of their official merchandise for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

This year's collection features an assortment of performance tank tops, short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, half zip sweatshirts, hooded sweatshirts, and several lifestyle cotton tees for men and women.

From left to right: Women's Sphere Element Top Crew in Pure Platinum Heather, Men's Miler Tank in Binary Blue(also available in University Red for men and women), Women's Miler Tank in University Red, Men's AW77 Full-Zip Hoodie in Carbon Heather(also available in Obsidian Heather for men and women). 

From left to right: Women's Sphere Element Top Crew in Pure Platinum Heather, Men's AW77 Full-Zip Hoodie in Carbon Heather. 

Pictured: Women's Miler Tank in University Red.

Pictured: Men's Sphere Element Top Crew in Pure Platinum Heather.

Pictured: Men's Miler Tank in Binary Blue.

From left to right: Men's Miler Tank in Binary Blue, Men's Miler Tee in University Red(also available for women).

The text used in the graphics of the apparel pay homage to the typeface used on promotional materials when the Chicago Marathon was simply known as the Mayor Daley Marathon in 1977.

The performance apparel uses Nike's best-of-class materials in the Miler Tank and Miler Tee, which use sweat-wicking fabric, mesh panels, and flat seams. The Sphere Element Top Crew and Half Zip uses a grid-like pattern which helps trap your body's natural heat and allow sweat to escape so you stay comfortable in cool conditions.

The hooded sweatshirt takes it back to 1977 when Nike’s third employee and Athletics West track club founder Geoff Hollister designed a way for his elite runners to cope: a sturdy sweatshirt with a multi-panel hood to keep out the chill. The AW77 Hoodie features soft French terry fabric for lightweight comfort.

The lifestyle cotton tees will come in three designs. The first features a re-imagined design of the original Chicago Marathon logo featured an octagonal design made up of the traditional Nike Swoosh. The second uses the text "There Is No Finish Line" draped over a graphic image of the Chicago downtown. The last uses an enlarged graphic of the Helvetica-style logo mentioned above.

Take a look at the collection below. We will continue to update this article as more images trickle in.

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