The Bank of America Chicago Marathon 2012

2012 is the 35th year of The Bank of America Chicago Marathon.  First held in September 25, 1977 under the name Mayor Daley Marathon with 4,200 runners, it is one of the five World Major Marathons alongside New York, Boston, London and Berlin. This year, 45,000 runners crossed the start line to do the 26.2 mile run across the City of Chicago’s 29 neighborhoods.

The event started with the expo at McCormick Convention Center where the race packets were picked up.  Luckily, the convention my husband was attending was in the same convention center.  So, at 8 a.m. on October 5, we lined up to claim our race packets.

 

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The entrance to the expo gave participants an instant marathon fever with all the streamers lined up!

 

About pinayironmom

Pinay Ironmom is a typical mom who wakes up before 6 am to prepare my 3 children for school. After this, I make my husband coffee, similar to the Nescafe commercial on TV of a couple's typical morning. Work is normally a tour of Northern or Southern Luzon to inspect projects we are building, checking quality of designs or preparation of presentations to prospective clients. My schedule is flexible luckily, I can squeeze in hearty lunches with my favorite lunchmate and training early in the afternoon or right after business hours. Weekends are bike days on Saturdays at MOA or Daang Reyna and Sunday is my me time - my long run day. Oh warm ups and stretchings are trips to the grocery, cool down is hearing mass and giving thanks to God for a wonderful week. This is ME :)
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