09 Oct '15, 5am

Joan Benoit Samuelson at Bank of America's Chicago Marathon: All about the Passion, by Larry Eder, #chimarathon,...

Joan Benoit Samuelson at Bank of America's Chicago Marathon: All about the Passion, by Larry Eder, #chimarathon,...

I remember in 1979, when Joan Benoit won the Boston Marathon. The shy Mainer, who had only run one marathon before entering Boston (a 2:50:54 for second place at the 1978 Bermuda Marathon). Joan's 2:35:15 gave her the title in Boston, and the legend began. How fast was Joan Benoit in her 1979 Boston win: she took eight minutes off the womens' course record. Her rise in the marathon world was meteoric. In 1980, Joan took four minutes off her best, winning the Auckland marathon in 2:31:43. In 1981, her return to Boston, Joan Benoit again improved, but did not win, in fact, she placed third, with her 2:30:17. An achilles surgery slowed her down, but just a bit. Running the Nike OTC Marathon in Eugene, Oregon in 1982, Joan Benoit took four minutes and five seconds off her best, to win in 2:26:42. Joan made the Runner's World cover that year, as she ran the fast Eugene course, ...

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runnersworld.com 09 Oct '15, 2pm

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runnersworld.com 08 Oct '15, 5pm

No More Rabbits For at least 26 years, Chicago has been the go-to place for a fast, flat course that also offered pacers. ...

News and notes from the 38th edition of the @ChiMarathon:

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runnersworld.com 09 Oct '15, 7pm

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saltyrunning.com 09 Oct '15, 7pm

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This infographic shows what goes into making the @ChiMarathon.

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Samuelson celebrates 30th anniversary of record run in Chicago, by David Monti, RRW, used with permission,...

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runblogrun.com 10 Oct '15, 5pm

Carey Pinkowski and Joan Benoit Samuelson, photo by David Monti, RRW, used with permission. Way back in 1977, in the prede...

Carey Pinkowski dumps pace makers in Chicago and focuses on the racing, by Larry Eder, #chimarathon, #abbottwmm,...

Carey Pinkowski dumps pace makers in Chicago an...

runblogrun.com 10 Oct '15, 5am

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2015 RunBlogRun Fall Cross Country Challenge, W...

runblogrun.com 09 Oct '15, 5am

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Ultrarunners Plan to Run From Chicago Marathon to New York

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running.competitor.com 08 Oct '15, 5pm

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VIDEO: Chicago Marathon live

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runningmagazine.ca 10 Oct '15, 6pm

Internationally, Sammy Kitwara is expected to be the overall winner of tomorrow’s race. His PB is an impressive 2:04:28 ho...

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letsrun.com 11 Oct '15, 12pm

You beat us to the punch. I've turned this into the official thread. In case you haven't read our previews, you can do so ...

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running.net 11 Oct '15, 10pm

The men's race went out slow and calculating, with the first mile covered in 4:58 and 5k in 15:27. As the pace stayed even...

Splits and stats on how today's @ChiMarathon was won.

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runnersworld.com 11 Oct '15, 9pm

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mercedes-amg.com 08 Oct '15, 3pm

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runblogrun.com 10 Oct '15, 5pm

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