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Author: Jose Maria H. Gabriel, MD

Jose Maria H. Gabriel, MD

Joined In Nov 2018

About Me

Legacy & Super Ambassador

I ran my first marathon at age 50 in Bordeaux, France, and have finished more than 64 marathons and 4 ultras since then. I'm a qualifying member in both Marathon Maniacs and the 50 States Marathon Club. I'm aiming to finish my 50th state this year in Honolulu, and I have my eye on completing all six of the Abbott World Marathon Majors. I've already ran Berlin, Chicago, New York and London and I'm looking to finish up with Boston and Tokyo in 2019.  I'm a Brand Ambassador for Nuun Energy, Marathon Maniacs (Illinois and Chicago), XOSKIN Running Apparel, and Racertrips.

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Oldest Italian Restaurant in Chicago
5.0

I recommend Italian Village because it's more upscale and central. They also have marathon specials. The restaurant has been serving up dished from northern Italy since 1927, making it the oldest Italian restaurant in Chicago. While you're there, take a look at the portraits of all the celebrities who have dined at the restaurant in the last 90+ years.

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Where Deep Dish all Began
5.0

If you're looking to dine where deep dish all began, Pizzeria Uno and Due tops my list for "the full Chicago experience." Pizzeria Uno says founder Ike Sewell created the Deep Dish Pizza in 1943 and opened Pizzeria Uno. When that restaurant grew to capacity, it didn't have room to expand at its location. What did Ike do? Opened Pizzeria Due on the opposite street corner.

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A World-class Museum
5.0

The Art Institute of Chicago is one of the top museums in the world and has an impressive array of art from many different periods and cultures.

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Legendary Hotel with Unparalleled Value and Gracious Hospitality
5.0

I love the Congress Plaza Hotel and Convention Center because it’s close to the starting line and the finish line. Enjoy unparalleled value and gracious hospitality at one of downtown Chicago’s most legendary hotels.

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