Mapping the marathon
Have you wondered how the organizers of the Illinois Marathon mapped the route and ensured it is exactly 26.2 miles?
Jane Domier and Don Luman of the Illinois State Geological Survey worked with marathon Co-director Mike Lindemann to create and map the routes for the marathon, half-marathon and 5K races.
This story they wrote tells how they mapped the course and the technology they used to do so. The story was originally published in the Second Wind Running Club's newsletter, In Passing, and it is used with permission.