The idea of holding the South Pacific Games originated with Dr A.H. Sahu Khan, one of Fiji's representatives at a meeting of the South Pacific Commission held at Rabaul during 1959. The idea was adopted and led to a meeting of nine Territories, held in Nouméa during March 1961, which awarded Fiji the honour of hosting the very first Games in 1963. The event changed its name to the Pacific Games in 1998 when it took place in Santa Rita, Guam.
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With a tradition of deep elite fields and fast times, the Chicago Marathon blends pace and competition. Mike Rowbottom looks at the race in the Windy City which is one of the key dates on the athletics calendar.