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Starting and finishing at the 2015 Chicago Marathon

From starting position to photo finish, we captured the beginning and end of the 2015 Chicago Marathon

Written by
Madeline Wolfson
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Of the 45,000 runners, more than 50 elite athletes took to Chicago’s streets to start a 26.2 mile course winding through our city's neighborhoods. While other runners hammed it up with kooky costumes and spectators kept it light with funny signs, the elite athletes were totally in the zone. Here are the highlights from starting corral and finish lines at the 2015 Chicago Marathon. 

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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
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Photograph: Robert Loerzel

Participants started the race and crossed the finish line in Grant Park at the 2015 Chicago Marathon.
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