The 2020 Chicago Marathon went virtual this year. Here’s how — and where — Chicago still ran their 26.2 miles.
- The Chicago Marathon is working on plans to return for 2021 after this year’s race was canceled because of COVID-19 concerns.
- With hundreds out running the 2020 Chicago Marathon virtually after concerns over COVID-19 canceled the regular race, the scenes from across the city — 2019 vs. 2020 — were much different.
- Like most crowd heavy experiences canceled or postponed by the pandemic, the experience, often marked with loud music and encouraging crowds along the way, is not the same.
- As determined as ever, several Chicago Marathon runners will be competing in a virtual race this year after the event was canceled because of COVID-19 concerns.
- The Chicago Marathon has been run every year since 1977, but the 43rd running of the event this year will be unlike any other in the race’s history.
- Like most things in 2020, marathons are going to look a little different this year. With the CDC' s social distancing guidelines preventing people from getting within six feet of one another, many marathons are opting to make their events virtual. As a result, the things runners are asked to provide are going to be different than in other years-- for instance, while...
- The Chicago Marathon was canceled for 2020, but a weeklong series of virtual events are meant to inspire runners to stay motivated.
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