The weather was crisp early on Sunday morning but quickly warmed up as Chicago Marathon runners made their way through the 26.2-mile course. Crowds lined the city’s streets in Lakeview, Boystown, Pilsen and the West Loop, cheering on a steady stream of friends and strangers.
Galen Rupp topped the men’s field, becoming the first American to win the race since 2002 with a course time of 2:09:58. Ethiopian runner Tirunesh Dibaba won the women’s field, running the course in 2:18:31.
Our photographers joined the crowds of enthusiastic onlookers in Boystown, Pilsen and Chinatown, capturing runners as they made their way through the route and the supporters who lined the streets to encourage them. Try to spot your friends and acquaintances putting one foot in front of the other as you look through our best photos from the 2017 Chicago Marathon.
Zach Long joined Time Out Chicago in 2014 and currently serves as the publication's Deputy Editor.
He writes about things to do throughout Chicago, including festivals, concerts and art exhibitions. A Chicago resident for eight years, Zach has spent much of his time learning about the city's vibrant community of local musicians (including a stint as an intern for independent record label Thrill Jockey). He contributed coverage of local music to ALARM Magazine and had a short essay published in the Empty Bottle Chicago book. When he's not sitting in front of a computer, you'll usually find Zach on his bike or standing near the back of a music venue.