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2023 Chicago Marathon finisher’s medal revealed – NBC Chicago


The Chicago skyline is a big part of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon’s year-end medal, but a subtle message takes center stage in this year’s design — and you may have missed it.

Organizers of the massive Chicago race revealed this year’s medal on social media this week, showcasing what the reward will be for finalists in 2023.

The medal highlights the 45 years of the marathonth anniversary where 47,000 participants, set to be the largest race ever, are expected to complete the 26.2-mile course.

More than 960,000 participants have crossed the finish line of the Chicago Marathon since its inception in 1977. This race will see the millionth marathon runner.

Unlike previous medals that highlight various Chicago landmarks, this year’s design uses the six-pointed Chicago star, with the number 45 hidden inside to symbolize the anniversary milestone.

“45 years of kilometers, memories and medals,” the organizers shared on Instagram on Monday. “The course may change, finish times get faster, and medal designs are unique each year, but one thing remains the same: earning that bling makes you #OneOfAMillion Bank of America #ChicagoMarathon-ers.” #MedalMonday”

Thousands of runners will kick off this year’s Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 8, but those who aren’t registered to run can still follow along by volunteering or watching the event live.


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