CHICAGO (AP) — Some 9,000 runners made an early start on the Memorial Day weekend by racing along Chicago’s lakefront in a show of support for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Among those running Saturday morning in the footrace that started and ended at Soldier Field were White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and his 12-year-old son, Zach.
The Chicago race was one of four around the world sponsored by Fleet Feet and aimed at honoring servicemen and women. Money raised in Chicago will go to the Cook County Veterans Association and the American Cancer Society.
The soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq ran races earlier in the day. In Chicago, three Iraq and Afghanistan veterans ran the 10 miles in fatigues and service boots.
Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index
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