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Chicago Marathon Sends 61 To Hospital, Starter Numbers Down

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Oct 13, 2008 7:15PM

As temps inched north of 80 degrees yesterday, the Chicago Marathon saw some medical calls, but the numbers were down from last year's heat-tarnished race. There were 110 "calls for medical transport" during this year's race, but only 61 required trips to hospital, compared to over 300 last year. Also down? The number of racers. While all 45,000 slots were filled, only 33,033 started. Itching for more Marathonage? Stop by our gallery if you haven't already.