- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - Dozens of streets will be closed Sunday for the Chicago Marathon.

Some 45,000 runners will be racing through the city. And 1 million people are expected to watch along the way.

The extensive street closures will affect major routes for most of the morning, beginning at 7 a.m. A full list can be found on the event website.

Routes scheduled to remain open include north and southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive, as well as the Dan Ryan, Kennedy, Eisenhower and Stevenson expressways. However, some expressway ramps will be closed.

Near-perfect conditions are expected to give elite entries in race an opportunity for record-setting runs.

The forecast is for 40 degree temperatures for the beginning of the race and the 26.2-mile course is relatively flat.

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