Paula Radcliffe Breaks Another Chicago Record

PAULA RADCLIFFE BREAKS ANOTHER CHICAGO RECORD The Chicago/Illinois Tourist Office's brochure line receives a record- breaking number of calls after Paula's marathon victory! After Paula Radcliffe's phenomenal record-breaking victory at last weekend's Chicago marathon, the brochure request telephone number at the Chicago Tourist Office hasn't stopped ringing. It seems that after Paula gave all TV viewers a running tour of the city with its tall skyscrapers, green parks, blue lakefront and golden beaches, Chicago has become a hot destination. Since the marathon, the Chicago Tourist Office has been inundated with people calling and wanting to find out more about the city - representing a 245% increase in volume over the typical number of enquiries for this time of the year. Gail Orr, International Marketing Manager of the Chicago/Illinois Tourist Office, says, "We are thrilled that Paula broke a record at the Chicago marathon this year - what a great achievement! And she did such a good job of showcasing Chicago that she has also helped break our record for the number of inquiries. "We hope she comes back again next year, if not before!" For anyone keen to find out more about Chicago, call 01628 418 163 or log onto www.chicago-illinois.co.uk For further information or photography, please contact Edelman: Julia Crawford Tel: 020 7344 1342 julia.crawford@edelman.com ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/17/20021017BIT01070/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/10/17/20021017BIT01070/wkr0002.pdf

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