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Chicago Marathon

For Deena Kastor and Joan Samuelson, a marathon run down memory lane

Joan Benoit Samuelson and Deena Kastor envisioned special ways to mark major anniversaries of their victories in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. For Samuelson, the 1984 Olympic champion, it was to finish Sunday's race within 30 minutes of the U.S. record time with which she won 30 years ago. For Kastor, 2004 Olympic bronze medalist and 2005 Chicago winner, it was to go after the U.S. Masters (40 and over) record Colleen DeReuck set here in 2009. Samuelson, 58, had to shelve her goal after a lengthy stomach virus affected her training. She was to wait until Sunday morning to decide about running at all. "My heart says yes, and my gut says no," Samuelson said. ...