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Looking ahead to Sunday's Chicago Marathon

Looking ahead to Sunday's Chicago Marathon

The 39th running of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is nearly upon us.

The 26.2-mile race will take place on Sunday and will be televised on NBC at 7 a.m. This year more than 41,000 runners are expected to start.

This year's route begins and ends in Grant Park. The race will pass through Lincoln Park and go as far north as Addison St., just a few blocks east of Wrigley Field, before heading back south. The runners will then go back towards the Loop, passing by CSN Chicago's office on Orleans St. just before crossing the Chicago River again. The race will turn west at Adams St., taking runners all the way to Damen Ave., a block south of the United Center. Towards the end of the race, runners will approach U.S Cellular Field as the course cuts through the Illinois Institute of Technology and De La Salle before cutting north on Michigan Ave. to finish the race.

There is also a free app for the marathon that features live race day runner tracking, a schedule, weather updates, an interactive course map, photos and more. Click here for more info on the app which is powered by Tata Consultancy Services.

Executive race director Carey Pinkowski was a guest on SportsTalk Live. Watch the video including him above for more on the upcoming race.

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