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>> weather conditions not ideal for the chicago marathon, but the female winner actually broke a record. tonight, some are happy with how they performed, others wish they could have done better. others at home nursing sore muscles, happy that is over. have you ever wondered what goes through runners mind in the crucial minutes when they are at the starting line with 26.2-miles ahead of them. >> probably nerve wrecking. can't wait to start. >> i have been training in 100- degree heat a all summer. >> reporter: with that, the 33rd chicago marathon was off and running. the course went there chicago's neighborhoods. north to addison, south to 35th street where ambulances were on stand by at the cell and west over today mon. >> my pace drastically slows at mile 13 or 14. >> reporter: at mile 20, the
temperature reached 0 and runners started to need medical attention. >> i was at my pace for the first 20-miles and it got hot and i decided to slow down and have fun. >> reporter: at noon, the alert was raised to red or high, meaning conditions were dangerous and runners should slow down or stop. >> the heat probably played a little bit of an issue, mile 12- 15 when they were on the west side of the city of chicago. it seems like that was warmer, the warmest part of the course. >> reporter: 65 runners were taken to the hospital. organizers learned a lot from the 2007 marathon when 300 people were hospitalized anticipate one runner died. >> today i think it's more of a keep your pace and try to keep your head on your shoulders. >> reporter: the heat didn't
hurt the repeat woman's winner from russia, her time -- the men's defending champion from ten ya' wony 2:06 clinton 23. others were lucky to cross the finish line two or three times longer. but record number ran and a record number finished. all in all, a very good day. when event organizers were asked after the marathon was over at a press conference about possibly changing the date to later in the month because of weather conditions as they have been in the past four years, they agree mother nature has not been cooperating lately, so they are noncommittal about moving the marathon, bob and jackie. >> thanks, marcella. i was planning on running. i was putting on my shoes and broke a lace. >> thank you marcella. >> how hot did it get for the
runners? jim ramsey is in the weather center with more. >> reporter: it wasn't that difficult to predict this was going to be a warm day. saturday are as you remember, we hit a high of 86, tieing the record for that date. we are in the same air mass, the only difference, today, we had a little cloudiness. 67 degrees was the temperature downtown this morning. by noon, the temperature had risen to 81 degrees. that's a 14-degree increase. that is due, in large part to bright sunshine and a prevailing westerly breeze although the breeze, frankly, was not very strong. look at the temperature by 3:00 p.m. , down by the lake front, 85 degrees was the temperature. officially at o'hare, it made it up to 84, two degrees shy of the high temperature record for this date. what is going on? a prevailing southwesterly flow aloft an approaching cold front and plenty of warm air, that's the story as the high pressure down in the southeast cooperating with an upper air
low in the plains, reduced thely flow, but we see the pattern about to change, too late for the race unfortunately, we'll talk about that later in the broadcast. bob and jackie. thanks, see you then, jim. >> early voting gets underway this week in illinois as we move closer to the november election. in one of the key races, janulius and mark kirk faced off on "meet the press." as shawn lewis shows us, much of the debate focused on cash and credibility. >> reporter: here in washington, all eyes on the tight battle in illinois. welcome to both of you. >> reporter: in the first debate between the candidates are the economy took a back seat, in large part to character. >> here was a poll in wgn -- >> our own poll was used, citing voters concerns over
honesty, a back and forth that lasted more than six minutes. >> reporter: were you aware of some of the loan activity to criminal figures? >> the way a community bank does business -- i know when you run for office, these stories get sensationalized. >> these are not the kinds of business we do business with? >> did you know? >> we didn't know the extent of that activity. >> wgn's political analyst was not surprised that the attack ads we have seen here at home were brought to the national stage with broadway bank being a hard issue for janulius -- making it difficult to talk about. >> it took him 30 seconds to say, if i knew then what i know
now. the bottom line, if you can immediately say "i did not know these loans were going on" you leave a residual in the air about that issue. >> we shouldn't be surprised that the congressman is lying again. >> reporter: next, his military record. >> given your own military record, why would you exaggerate? >> i made mistakes with regard to my military misstatements. i was careless he and i learned a very painful and humbling lesson. this is very important to me. >> reporter: bottom line did you say you were once shot at when you were not? >> when you are flying over iraq, usually iraqis opened up on us. >> you have called him a liar in your ad. do you accept his explanation? >> that's for the congressman to ebbs plain explain to the voters. more troubling is his phantom
teaching career. more troubling, his votes in washington, d.c. >> >> reporter: it seems janulius decided not to go over the military attack that david gregory has put out. >> reporter: he believes, in the end, kirk won on character, but there are two more debates to go before november 2nd and in that time, anything can change. shawn lewis, wgn news. >> a new ad from the democratic national committee accuses republican strategist and the u.s. chamber of commerce of using secret form money to pay for campaigns in the u.s. among those targeted in the ad, top bush aide carl rove who calls the charges baseless and says there is no evidence to back it up. >> this is a dissipate and i think disturbing trend by the president of the united states to tar his political adversaries with a list being
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runners probably didn't library it, but we loved it. >> it was beautiful out today. >> we have a slight chance of seeing another 80 tomorrow. that will depend on how many clouds gather aloft. we have mostly cloudy skies across the area. with the clouds, it kept us below record levels. 84 was the official high at o'hare. tomorrow, actually, we are thinking upper 70s will be a closer call, but it isn't beyond the realm of possibility that an 0 or even more could possibly occur. look at the clouds over our time lapse camera and you can see we didn't get a lot of
sunshine late this afternoon. we did get some. these were mostly high, thin clouds being spun up by an area of low pressure down in the southern plains. that low will keep skies cloudy around here, as we say, tomorrow, and a couple of systems we are watching cog increase clouds on tuesday and wednesday and bring us some showers. high, again today, 84 degrees. but we are watching with great interest, the cool air that is pooling up in canada. that will swing through here the middle of the week and drop our temperatures into the 60s. for friday, in fact, we may not get out of the 50s. look at the numbers across the area. dew point temperature, there at the airport, 53 degrees, the dew points have not changed very much all day. that's generally considered reasonably comfortable for most people, not a lot of atmospheric moisture. the winds have practically died down to nothing. watch this, the temperature forecast, you can he see the cold air up there beginning to
overspread the midwest, about oh, say wednesday and it hangs around for 2 1/2 days. another brief warmup coming in over the weekend, but as we go out about nine to 10 days, you can see some really cold air pooling up to the north and northwest. it lubes like in about another week and a half, we are probably going to be in for some serious cold. this is being produced by the area of low pressure in the southern plains. notice the line of thunderstorms. there have been about nine reports of damaging hail in oklahoma and also some strong wins being associated with that. further to the north, we are watching a cold front sneaking out of canada bringing some showers to the dakotas. there is a a cold front coming in from the pacific northwest. oregon, idaho, montana with passing showers. we do get that tuesday. here's our forecast for tonight across the area. skies, clouds, mostly cloudy, low temperatures in the 50s
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