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[10 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Brunch at the Chicago Marathon

In the past we have not done the Chicago Marathon correctly. We wake up, grab some coffee, and head out to the corner of Broadway St. and Addison St. to watch the lead runners’ whiz by and continue south. Then, we walk back home.
Today we remedied that situation. As usual, I headed out to the corner of Broadway and Addison to see the “elite” runners. But, rather than go straight home, the Ultimate Sports Wife met me with the Ultimate Sports Baby and we walked south down Broadway St. to …

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[11 Oct 2009 | No Comment | ]

This year’s Chicago Marathon was much cooler than the last two with a start time temperature of 33 degrees – a far contrast from last year’s starting temperature of 64 degrees, which eventually warmed up to the mid 80s and 2007’s high temperatures in the 90s eventually causing race officials to close the course.
The MarathonAs was the case last year, I was mainly interested in seeing the men’s and women’s elite fields. The race started earlier than last year at 7:30 am. Once the race began, the Ultimate …

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[12 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

This morning we headed over to watch the Chicago Marathon. Once the Elite runners started the race at 7:55 am we left the house and walked over to the Northwest corner of the course at Addison St. and Broadway St. Since our corner is between mile marker 7 and 8 we figured it would take “the elites” about 30 minutes to reach us. Thus, we stopped off at Starbuck’s for some coffee since we had time. Around 36 minutes after the race started the elite men ran by us. At …