Where were you in 1977?

That year, Jimmy Carter was president, “Star Wars” opened in movie theaters, a gallon of gas cost 65 cents, and the 4,200 registered participants in the Mayor Daley Marathon made it the largest marathon in the world at the time.

So much has changed since Chicago’s first marathon. Every day leading up to the Oct. 8 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, we’ll take you through another year of local, cultural and marathon history.

Scroll down for a look back.

1981

This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1981This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1981

1980

This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1980This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1980

1979

This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1979This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1979

1978

This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1978This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1978

1977

This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1977This Year in Bank of America Chicago Marathon History: 1977

Published at 5:17 PM CDT on Sep 1, 2017 | Updated at 5:29 PM CDT on Sep 1, 2017

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