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On very rare occasions, some of our members get to experience the privilege of running in other countries, even other continents! Such is the honour bestowed on Gillian Jago who has patiently had to wait for this opportunity because of the pandemic. Gillian got into the Chicago marathon through a ballot entry. Gillian starts off her Chicago marathon weekend with this pre cursor 5K which is invaluable for keeping the legs going in preparation for the big event tomorrow. The Abbott Chicago 5K is the perfect way for marathoners, fans of the sport and friends and family to experience Chicago and take part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon weekend. The 3.1-mile course previews a section of the Chicago Marathon as it weaves past iconic downtown landmarks. The race kicks off in Grant Park and finishes in the heart of Chicago’s Loop neighborhood. In recognition of each runner’s participation on race day, the event will make a two-dollar donation to the American Diabetes Association for every participant who crosses the finish line. Gillian finished this in 25:01 a very sensible paced effort ( 8.04 minute miles) leaving enough in the tank for tomorrow’s marathon. Brilliant running Gillian well done!