Even if you didn't run or spectate the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we're sure you know it happened this past Sunday. An estimated 1.7 million spectators came out to cheer over 40,000 marathoners through 29 neighborhoods throughout the 40th anniversary of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Galen Rupp won the men's side of the race, becoming the first American to win the race since 2002 with an official time of 2:09:58. Ethiopian runner Tirunesh Dibaba won the women’s field, running the course in 2:18:31, while American female Jordan Hasay snagged third place and set a course record, becoming the fastest American woman to finish the race with a time of 2:20:57. Oh, and it's only her second marathon ever.
We sent our two photographers out to capture the energy, excitement, and emotion that is built within 26.2 miles in Chicago.