For once, it felt great being a spectator at Chicago Marathon this year instead of running it. I made it out to the 15 mile mark during my short run and just had to cheer on a few of the elite runners. I wanted to catch elites Galen Rupp, Mo Farah, Dickson Chumba, and Lawrence Cherono who were the lead runners, but I missed them because they were moving really fast. Featured is a picture of the first place female, Brigid Kosgei following closely behind her pacers who kept her well on pace for the race. In fact, Brigid did so well at this years race that she set a new marathon record of 2:14:04 breaking the previous record of 2:15:25 that was set by Paula Radcliffe in 2003 at the London Marathon, according to NRP.
As for this photo, it is shared as part of the 365 Photos Challenge.