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Marathon Profile: Chicago Marathon

Tonight I was looking for a fall marathon to profile and since it is taking place next weekend I came up with the Chicago Marathon.

Unfortunately, if you have not already registered for this one you are out of look since it sold out in a record 31 days when it sold out in March of this year.

The Chicago Marathon is obviously one of the largest and more popular marathons in North America. Part of the attraction is the fact that it offers a flat and potentially fast course.

However, don’t let the time of year fool you as it can still get hot in Chicago at this time of year. In 2007 the race was shut down due to the heat and last year the temperature reached into the 80’s.

While the possibility of hot weather could put an end to any hopes of setting a personal best the Chicago Marathon gives you an opportunity to go on a tour of one of America’s greatest cities. That reason alone makes it worth having in your sights.

As always, if you want more information on this marathon you can read more reviews here. 

This is one I could see myself doing if anything just for an excuse to travel to Chicago.

Have you run the Chicago Marathon before or do you plan to?

Marathon profile: Maui Marathon

Tonight I was looking for a marathon that would make for a great fall getaway. If you like the beach and want to run a marathon in September then the Maui Marathon sounds like a great choice.

This course offers a flat and fast course that was voted one of the 10 most scenic marathons in the United States with a major portion of it being run 50 feet from the Pacific Ocean. In fact, 17 of the 26 miles are run along the oceanfront.

I’m not sure about you but I can’t think of many better ways to recover from a marathon than being able to crash on a sandy beach along the ocean.

The course is a point to point course running from Kaanapali to Kahului.

If you are interested in more information about the Maui Marathon you can also read some race reviews here.

Have you run the Maui Marathon before? I’d be curious to hear your thoughts about it.