Benson Kipruto, left, and John Korir, second from right, both of Kenya, celebrate after they ran the Chicago Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Chicago. Kipruto took first place and Korir took third. (AP Photo / Matt Marton)

Kenyan runners Benson Kipruto and Ruth Chepngetich won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, while Emily Sisson finished second and set a record for an American woman.

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Whether you plan to watch the Chicago Marathon from your couch, are excited to join the cheering throng of spectators or just want to steer clear of traffic jams, here's what you need to know.

Sister Stephanie Baliga runs past the Our Lady of the Angels church in Chicago. (Jay Shefsky / WTTW News)

In college, Stephanie Baliga was the sixth-fastest freshman in the nation. Now 31, the local nun is still running, but her goal isn’t the Olympics. It’s raising money for the religious community she serves.

Brigid Kosgei of Kenya, poses with her time after winning the Women’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon while setting a world record of 2:14:04, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Paul Beaty)

Brigid Kosgei of Kenya won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday in 2 hours, 14 minutes, 4 seconds to break the world record in the event.

Carey Pinkowski appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

On Sunday, the Chicago Marathon will host around 45,000 participants and an estimated 1.7 million spectators across the city. For 30 years, Carey Pinkowski has been at the helm of the massive event.

Wilmette resident Bill Bucklew, right, ran in the Berlin marathon on Sept. 29. Bucklew, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at 43, will run in the Chicago marathon on Sunday, Oct. 13. (Courtesy of Bill Bucklew)

The Oct. 13 race is just one of six marathons Bill Bucklew is running in single a year to raise funds for Parkinson’s disease. The 49-year-old was diagnosed with the progressive neurological disorder seven years ago. 

Runners participate in the 2012 Chicago Marathon near the intersection of Clark Street and Diversey Parkway. (Benjamin Lipsman / Flickr)

Since the launch of #SheddTheStraw last spring, businesses across Chicago have taken steps to eliminate their use of single-use plastic straws. Now, one of Chicago’s biggest events is getting involved.

Runners hit the streets for the 35th annual Chicago Marathon in 2012. (Brad Hagan / Flickr)

This week's primary isn't the only race in town. Amateur runners can apply for a spot in the 39th annual Chicago Marathon starting at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Rob Zombie, pseudo-marching bands, and running 'till you drop

Looking for a good time Chicago? Scope out our lineup of events for the whole weekend.

A Civil War exhibit, food trucks, and the Chicago Marathon; Chicago Tonight knows what's going on this weekend.