ThisÂ image above of me in front with purple shirt, white shorts, is at the finish line. The others are waving their arms as they hit the “tape.” The fact I finished in front of other runners is kinda nice even though my objective was to cross the finish lineÂ in a major world marathon, and I did!
As I cross the finish line in image aboveÂ of the October 13, 2013 Chicago Marathon, I checked my iPhone to see my time. During the race I used it for temperature updates and realÂ time updates. I noticed some runners had exact distance monitorings but I just waited for the mile markers one after the other until I reached the promised land!
At Chinatown on the road to the finish line: four more miles!
On Roosevelt Road, about 60 meters from finish line, but last stretch of marathon is its only steep hill from Michigan Avenue to Columbus Drive.