The Chicago Marathon was first run 35 years ago and was called the Mayor Daley Marathon. From about 4,200 runners that year, the marathon has grown to approximately 45,000 participants in this year's event, with some 1.7 million spectators expected to watch along the streets of downtown Chicago.
Elite athletes to watch are:
- On the women's side, Liliya Shobukhova from Russia, winner of the last three Chicago Marathons,
- Men's Boston Marathon champ, Kenyan Wesley Korir, and
- Tsegaye Kebede from Ethiopia
It will be a little chilly for both marathons tomorrow, high temp forecast for Chicago is 54 degrees while Milwaukee only 51 degrees.