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Running Thu Apr 24 2008

Running Out of Time

If you were planning to enter this year's Bank of America Chicago Marathon (and you were, right?), you might want to hold off on the carbo loading. Race directors announce they've reached their 45,000 participant capacity. But hold on, you're not completely off the hook. You can still fulfill that vow you made last year to run in the next one (while you were sitting on the couch watching the finish while scarfing down a McGriddle). You can register to run with one of the official charity partners or an affiliated international tour group.

After the deadly incidents of last year's abbreviated race, you'd think that registration would trickle in rather than fill up a little more than six months before the race (October 12). I guess that's due to that thing they call dedication. An early good luck to the participants.

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