50 STATES MARATHON TOUR: ILLINOIS (12/50)

2011 CHICAGO MARATHON: 3:17:06 (2011-10-09)
2012 PRAIRIE STATE MARATHON, LIBERTYVILLE: 5:36:32 (2012-10-06)
2012 CHICAGO MARATHON: 4:11:50 (2012-10-07)
2014 CHICAGO MARATHON: 4:44:34 (2014-10-12)
2015 CHICAGO MARATHON: 5:19:01 (2015-10-11)
2016 CHICAGO MARATHON: 4:41:43 (2016-19-09)



Photos:
https://www.facebook.com/730374053784599/photos/?tab=album&album_id=734356123386392

Race report:
http://bikingviking.net/listing/chicago-marathon-illinois-2012-10-07/


Chicago Marathon Website:
https://www.chicagomarathon.com

ILLINOIS, USA

State capital: Springfield

State population: 12.8 million (Chicago 9,8 million)

State nickname: The Prairie State

State mammal: White-tailed deer

State bird: Cardinal

State motto:

State sovereignty, national union

Famous people from Illinois:

Black Hawk (Sauk chief), Harrison Ford (actor), Gloria Swanson (actress), Raquel Welch (actress), Jimmy Connors (tennis), Walt Disney (producer), Benny Goodman (musician), Bill Murray (actor), Gillian Anderson (actress), Wild Bill Hickok (scout)

Fun facts about Illinois:

Illinois was the first state to ratify the 13th Amendment to the Constitution abolishing slavery.

More facts:

http://www.50states.com/facts/illinois.htm

Logistic:

HI Hostel is a great place just a short walk from the start. They serve you a free pasta dinner the night before the marathon and it is always a free (big) breakfast. Many runers are staying there during the marathon weekend and you will meet new friends from all over the world.