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26.2 miles of grimaces and smiles

Like extras in a zombie movie, thousands of bent over, hobbling runners — some dragging one leg or the other — shuffled through Grant Park Sunday after finishing the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, the Sun-Times reports.

Even so, fewer Chicago Marathon runners ended up in the hospital this year. The most serious was a 47-year-old who went into cardiac arrest but survived.

And with a record 37,455 finishers, the Marathon ran out of medals for finishers. Kenyan Tsegaye Kebede won, setting a new course record.

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