My 2007 Chicago Marathon. The Down & Dirty: 4:34:06.
No place, because it was a Fun Run by the time I finished.
At least I finished. Many runners were swept off the course when race officials cancelled the race during its fourth hour due to record heat. It was 88 degrees and humid (and sunny) two and a half hours into the race. One runner tragically died and over three hundred were sent to the hospital during the race.
My running buddy A, who wasn't running due to injury, picked me up two miles out and ran me in. Otherwise my time would have been a lot worse. It was bad. I was glad to finish. Chicago is flat but the last hill right at MP 26 is an ass-kicker. Heck, Chicago kicked my ass. But I finished and I'm safe.
There's lots more that I can tell you later about my trip to Chicago.
Thanks to all of you who were concerned and checked afterwards on my status.