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A breakdown of who got into the @ChiMarathon via the lottery:

A breakdown of who got into the @ChiMarathon via the lottery:

After waiting more than a month to find out whether or not they will lace up to run the Chicago Marathon on October 11, lottery hopefuls were notified of their entry status on Tuesday. For the first time last year, the Chicago Marathon switched to a lottery system after being overwhelmed with applicants using a first-come, first-served process. A total of 71,040 runners applied to the lottery or registered via a guaranteed entry, according to race representative Cindy Hamilton. With an expected field size of about 45,000 runners, here's a quick breakdown of the numbers surrounding the 2015 event: 64 percent of the field was accepted through the lottery. In other words, of the 54,800 runners who entered the lottery, about 53 percent got in. Those are much better odds compared to the 2014 New York City Marathon, where only 18 percent of lottery applicants were accepted . 36 ...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/chicago-marathon/chicago-mara...

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