Runners Brave Heat and Humidity at Sunday’s Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon
Chicago, Ill. – July 19, 2015 – It takes courage and determination to complete any road race no matter the distance, and today a special kind of runner was on the streets of Chicago. Thousands of brave competitors toed the line at the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon and 10K where hot and humid summer conditions, exceeding 80 degrees Fahrenheit with over 70 percent humidity, presented a unique challenge on the streets of the “Windy City.” But the rewards, taking on the city’s incredible skyline and seeing all the scenery that makes Chicago famous, were well worth it for all participants.
Boulder, Colorado’s Jeffery Eggleston was the first half-marathon runner to break the tape on Sunday, clocking 65 minutes and 5 seconds for the 13.1 miles—a relatively slow winning time for the seasoned pro who has represented the United States in at the IAAF World Championships and will be part of the U.S. marathon squad next month in Beijing.
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