26.2 miles. 15 neighborhoods. 45,000 runners. Sounds like the 30th annual LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon to me.
It was truly inspiring to see everyone out there running, walking, cheering. There was even a Chicago firefighter in full firefighting gear taking part! There were older people, young people, the fit and the not-so-fit, all taking part in this annual event.
The marathon usually lasts about 8 hours (8am-4pm) to give everyone a chance to complete the course. Unfortunately, because it was nearly 90 degrees today with 80 percent humidity, the marathon was called off 4 hours and 10 minutes into the race.
All of the photos are located at http://www.flickr.com/photos/chgocutie/sets/72157602306194669/.