| 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...
| 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...
| 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 &...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Registration for this fall’s 34th annual Chicago Marathon has closed in record time this year, with 45,000 people signing up in just 31 days, organizers said today.
Last year, it took about seven weeks for registration to fill up. This year,...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Brittany Diehl is excited to call a sports city like Indianapolis home! From the NFL to the NBA and all things racing, a job at FOX59 is a dream come true.
She joined the team in July of 2010 as a sports reporter after spending two and a half years in...
| Apr 1, 2011
When Naperville cardiologist Ann Davis decided to get serious about losing weight, she fished around in her purse for a crumpled and sticky piece of paper. Three months earlier, while at a restaurant with her kids, she'd scribbled down the name of a...
| 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...
| Jan 6, 2011
| 12:55 PM
| Apr 19, 2012
I see it in my Facebook feed and Twitter stream more often than I probably should. So-and-so is listening to Baby Got Back by Six Mix-a-Lot on Spotify.
We understand you like big butts and cannot lie, but do you really want to announce that to the world?...
| 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...