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World Record, Massive Field Highlight 2019 Chicago Marathon

A large group of runners crossing a bridge during the 2019 Chicago Marathon

The number of people who ran the 2019 Chicago Marathon could fill the Chicago Bulls' basketball arena—twice.

More than 45,000 runners finished the race on October 13. Their times ranged from a new world record to more than nine hours. But no matter the time, crossing the finish line is a major accomplishment.

Kenyan Brigid Kosgei smashed the previous women's world marathon record, logging the 26.2 miles in a blazing 2:14:04, while fellow Kenyan Lawrence Cherono won the men's race in 2:05:45.

From start to finish, the 2019 Chicago Marathon was a day to remember. Here's what the race looked like in photos.

A group of runners pass in front of the iconic Chicago Theatre during the 2019 Chicago Marathon
A group of women run during the 2019 Chicago Marathon
Elite runners Galen Rupp and Bashir Abdi run together during the 2019 Chicago Marathon
Spectators watch from a bridge during the 2019 Chicago Marathon
A group of men run during the 2019 Chicago Marathon
A child sits on a person's shoulders to watch runners in the 2019 Chicago Marathon
Runners at the 2019 Chicago Marathon cross a bridge with skyscrapers in the background
Runners enter Chicago's famous Chinatown neighborhood during the 2019 Chicago Marathon
A man walks down the street after finishing the 2019 Chicago Marathon

Photos courtesy of Christian Rasmussen

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