| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:48 PM
As runners began arriving for the 36th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and race officials welcomed them and feted eight athletes who have crossed the finish line every time since the race began in 1977.
It will be the first...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:01 AM
Before some Chicago Marathon runners make it to the start line, they'll have to navigate the CTA line.
Long lines for fare cards greeted travelers to O'Hare Friday morning as the CTA continued its transition to Ventra, its new fare payment system. Two...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Hours after organizers for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon tore down the time mats and the medical tents and reopened the streets, Maickel Melamed finally finished the race, the last of more than 40,000 people.
Melamed, a 38-year-old Venezuelan with...
| Oct 25, 2013
Runner Kristen Heckert, the Plainfield South High School math teacher and cross-country coach featured in the Oct. 6 "Remarkable Woman" column, was again the first Illinois woman to finish the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last weekend. She came in...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:50 AM
On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history....
| May 28, 2013
| 11:19 AM
You could say Beth Roche's marathon began on April 15, when she had her first leg surgery.
A bomb exploded near her earlier that Monday just after she watched her daughter cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It shredded Roche's left leg and...
| Jul 28, 2013
It's hard to imagine Alicia Gonzalez doing anything in slow motion.
"I do enjoy yoga, believe it or not," says Gonzalez, executive director of Chicago Run, a nonprofit organization that works with Chicago public schools to help fight childhood obesity...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:53 PM
“Biggest Loser” winner and Wheeling native Danni Allen and Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” opened a yoga studio in Evanston last week called One2One. The name is a play on the 121 pounds Allen lost on the NBC...
| Apr 20, 2013
Last week was fairly successful when I announced that, going forward, "Weeks in Review" posts will also serve as an open comment thread on news events of the past week that either didn't get discussed on the blog or didn't......
| Aug 17, 2013
Sunday's print column: First thing in the morning on Aug. 18, 2003 — 10 years ago Sunday — I stumbled bleary-eyed but eager to my desk in the attic and, with a few keystrokes, uploaded the following to the Tribune's......
| Oct 18, 2011
| 7:43 AM
It's no wonder Holly Fredericksen has fallen in love with the marathon.
In her first race at the grueling 26.2-mile distance last October, the 2006 Tabb High School graduate placed second among 763 competitors in her 20-24 age group and 12th overall...