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Chicago Thu Oct 07 2010

Short Hops: Chicago Marathon Edition

Short Hops is Tailgate's collection of interesting links and news from around the internets (a complex system of tubes.) Typically it's Chicago-centric.


  • The Chicago Marathon is Sunday
  • Approximately 40,000 runners will be descending on Grant Park for the 26.2 mile race through the city's neighborhoods. Primary sponsor Nike (you've probably heard of them?) has a Chicago edition of their flagship running shoe the LunarGlide (pic above, obvs) and really it's a nice looking shoe, no?
  • More Marathon Goings-On
  • At the Chicago Marathon Fitness Expo (which is really a big commercial carnival of hockers and barkers, but it's fun) the people of Volkswagen and the Chicago Fire will be allowing you (the fan) to meet and greet numerous Chicago Fire players on Saturday. Additionally, psychotically in shape ultra-marathoner/VW sponsored superstar of running, Dean Karnazes will be on hand to chat about running and having a lower resting heart rate than you.
  • "Poop And Circumstance"
  • ESPN the Magazine has a ridiculous take on athletes who have gone out and soiled themselves. It's hilarious (if you're juvenile and laugh at the thought of people pooping themselves. Tailgate falls decidedly in this camp.)
  • Blackhawks Like Pizza
  • The icers and deep-dish purveryors, Giordano's have struck a contract allowing the pizza chain to sport their logo on the 'Hawks practice unis. This makes the Blackhawks the second NHL team to jump on board the emerging trend of sponsored practice jerseys.
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