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07.10.2018 12:20:55 - Watch the Bank of America Chicago marathon live streaming. TV coverage schedule and live online stream.

(live-PR.com) - The Bank of America Chicago marathon returns to the city streets of Chicago on Sunday, one of the biggest marathons in the country that will be watched live by a huge audience both on the race route and on TV and live stream.

To watch streaming of the Chicago marathon:

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Chicago marathon details

The marathon gets underway at 7.20am from the city's famous

 

Grant Park, with the finish line in the same park. Thousands of professional athletes and fun runners alike will be taking part in the event, which continues to be sponored by the Bank of America.

The Chicago Marathon is a marathon held yearly in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Alongside the Boston, New York, London, Berlin, and Tokyo Marathons, it is one of the six World Marathon Majors. Thus, it is also an IAAF Gold Label race. The Chicago Marathon is the fourth-largest race by number of finishers worldwide.

The October 8, 2017 running was the 40th anniversary of the race. The first race was held on September 25, 1977 under the original name the Mayor Daley Marathon, which drew a field of 4,200 runners. The race has been held every year since, except in 1987 when only a half-marathon was run. It is among the fastest growing marathon road races in the world, due in part to its largely fast and flat course which facilitates the pursuit of personal records and world record performances. The race has achieved its elite status among marathons by developing relationships with sponsors who provide prize money to lure elite runners who have produced American and world record performances. Since 2008 the race has been sponsored by Bank of America, and is officially known as the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

The race is limited to 45,000 runners and only runners who finish within 6˝ hours are officially timed. Those wishing to participate can register after either meeting a time qualifying standard or being selected through a general lottery. Although the race has limited registration, exceptions include elite runners, legacy finishers, and charity representatives. Increasingly, local, national and global charities as well as humanitarian organizations encourage sponsored participation in the event as a means of fund raising.

The marathon course is a loop course, starting and ending at Grant Park. From here, the current course winds through 29 of the city's neighborhoods. The course loop can be generally divided into three sections: North, West, and South. Near each of these directions, three of the city's main stadiums are nearby at their turning points. Wrigley Field is near the north. The United Center is to the west. Guaranteed Rate Field is to the south. On the other hand, Soldier Field is located near the start/finish area.

For the first three miles, runners wind through Chicago's downtown area. Eventually, they head north along LaSalle Street. Runners are supported by over 12,000 volunteers spread throughout the course including at 20 aid stations located approximate every 1–3 miles.[47] For runners in distress, aid station volunteers include medical staff and ambulatory services are scattered throughout the course.

World records have been broken at Chicago four times. In 1984, Steve Jones broke the world record with 2:08:05. In 1999, Khalid Khannouchi was the first to surpass 2:06:00 with 2:05:42. The women's record was broken in two consecutive years. In 2001, Catherine Ndereba broke the record in 2:18:47, and Paula Radcliffe surpassed that mark with 2:17:18 the year after. Radcliffe's world record is also the course record; while the men's record is 2:03:45, set in the 2013 race by Dennis Kimetto.


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