2014 Chicago Marathon
Photo: The lead pack blows through Lakeview. Eventual winner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya is third from right in yellow. (Photo/Brianna Kelly)
Photo: Eliud Kipchoge made his move around the 24-mile mark to take the lead. (Photo/Scott Sutton)
Shot with a Hyperlapse app for iPhone 6, these videos by Lindsey Nemcek show the mass of Chicago Marathon runners at high speed during key points in the race, including the start and the run down Franklin Street. And some volunteers pour Gatorade pretty fast, too.
The Chicago Marathon has a rich history that dates back to 1977. It snowed during the race one year. In 2007, high heat and humidity forced the race to stop after a runner died and several others collapsed. Read about the great, bad and bizarre moments in this timeline. Photo: Rita Jeptoo won the 2013 women's race. (File photo/Mike Chamernik)
Although a world record is unlikely, several elite runners on Friday talked about Chicago's fast, flat course as they eye breaking course records.
Photo: Mayor Emanuel addresses the media on Thursday. (Photo/Scott Sutton)
"Aiming for the marathon is a task of sorts that can include terrific highs and lows."Bill Rodgers, famous marathoner
Those highs and lows make for great storytelling -- something that DePaul University journalism students are doing by covering the 2014 Chicago Marathon for The Red Line Project's new mobile news site. Our team is covering the race, security concerns and how Chicago's neighborhoods embrace the event.
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