This from Austin Lawler:

Good Morning,

I came across another gem from the Vintage Tribune Instagram account, about the CFD. I find it interesting that Quinn was out there to start the race, which is pretty neat. Anyway hope you enjoy.

Chicago Fire Department history

Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Quinn, left, blows the whistle to start rookie firemen on a marathon from Devon and Cicero Avenues to Lake Michigan on June 23, 1967. After six miles the field of runners had been reduced by a few dropouts. Photo by Harold Norman.