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Mid-pack runners at the recently concluded Chicago marathon

This was taken about maybe forty five minutes to an hour after the start of the marathon at mile 8.25 on Broadway and Melrose pitstop.

More than a million spectators watched the 40,000 runners tackle the 26.2-mile course that wound about 15 city neighborhoods. The Lakeview neighborhood stretch is the wildest and craziest leg of the race - as this includes Chicago's Boys Town (gay district) so the requisite drag queens were all out to entertain and distribute water and/or Gatorade to the runners (and crowd). (The drag queens are at the back, blurred though.) Something like 98% finished the marathon! Eventual winners were Felix Limo of Kenya (2:07:02) and Deena Kastor of the US (2:21:30).

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  • Copyright: Ken Ilio (flip89) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 537 W: 173 N: 576] (3418)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2005-10-09
  • Categories: Event
  • Camera: Nikon D70
  • Exposure: f/11, 1/80 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-10-26 16:30
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