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Good Running Weather for Sunday's Chicago Marathon
CHICAGO (AP) -- Participants in this year's Chicago Marathon will be treated to what forecasters are calling good running weather.

Highs are expected to be in the mid- to upper 40s on Sunday for the race's 45,000 runners.

That's a dramatic change from two years ago, when temperatures soared into the high 80s and the race was stopped after about four hours because of health concerns. Hundreds of participants collapsed or vomited in the heat, and a man with a heart disorder died.

Last year, temperatures hit the mid-80s.

This year's 26.2-mile race begins at 7:30 a.m. in downtown's Grant Park and winds through the North and South sides. It also ends in the park.

This will be the 32nd running of the race, which is sponsored by Bank of America.

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