The race's 25th anniversary
attracted the largest media presence in
recent memory, and (r) Paula Radcliffe on
Radcliffe and Catherine Ndereba speak to
a packed house at a pre-race event at Chicago's
Game Face - Paul Tergat (l) and Khalid
Khannouchi prior to the start.
South African record holder Gert Thys was
a pacer, Kayoko Obata (c) was seventh in
2:28:15, and (l) New Zealander Michael Aish
(#16) leads the third pack at 12 miles --
from left to right: Josh Cox, Peter De La
Cerda, Clint Verran, Kyle Baker and Ryan
Paula and her escorts at mile 12. She lost
her hat three miles later. Masako Chiba
(r) wound up ninth in 2:34:36.