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and for many, it was their first shot at the distance. So I was
pleasantly surprised to see so many of them show up at the start Sunday
even though the rain was coming down in sheets!
Chicago had what
they are now calling a "20-Year Rain" with over 8 inches in some areas
this weekend. It just kept coming down. The race staff had to make a
lot of last minute changes due to flooding and tackled the huge
challenge of putting on the race in horrible conditions. I must say I
was really impressed with our runners for showing up and towing the
line on a horrible day (and a day that was perfect for sleeping in). I
am equally impressed with all the volunteers and family and friends
that stood out there helping us run the race. The Chicago Half
Marathon staff did a phenomenal job in challenging conditions and we
all got through it one inch at a time.
Sometimes racing in the worst conditions makes for the best of memories.
Congrats to all that were involved!
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