| 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 5, 2012
| 10:56 AM
As part of her marathon training, Daisy Carranza has taken an over-the counter pain reliever nearly every day for the last several months.
On race day Sunday, she's prepared to pop at least seven Extra Strength Tylenol capsules: two at the starting line,...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 12:56 PM
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has entered the record books eight months before the start of the Oct.7 race.
Race officials announced Monday all 45,000 entries had been sold, in just six days.
In the previous record sale finish, last year, it took...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:53 PM
Web site problems caused Bank of America Chicago Marathon officials to suspend online registration for the Oct. 13 race after four hours of problems Tuesday.
It will not resume for at least two more days. Marathon director Carey Pinkowski said he...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Chicago Marathon director Carey Pinkowski said Friday that sanctioning rules would prevent Lance Armstrong from running the Oct. 7 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Those rules, which prohibit banned athletes from entering races sanctioned by USA Track &...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Dathan Ritzenhein refused to get carried away.
Nine miles into Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Ritzenhein found himself running faster than he planned and only some 10 seconds behind the lead pack, much closer than he expected at that point....
| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:53 PM
Rita Jeptoo raised her arms in celebration as she crossed the finish line of the Chicago Marathon, yet the Kenyan said she knew she had been edged by a woman she repeatedly called her friend.
In a battle to the finish that tied the closest finish in...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Jun 5, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Zachary Gregory of Chicago had been preparing diligently for the weekend’s half-marathon race on the South Side, following a training regimen and charting his runs. The race was supposed to be a stepping stone to his ultimate goal: the Chicago...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 12:09 PM
In 2011, readers were keen to learn when we felt it was relevant to list race as a description in news stories, how we'd made enhancements to the daily Chicago Tribune, and more.
Online metrics tell the story about which posts on our newsroom blog...