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  • Mayor, officials welcome out-of-town marathon runners

    Mayor, officials welcome out-of-town marathon runners
    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...
  • Long CTA lines greet marathon runners at O'Hare

    Long CTA lines greet marathon runners at O'Hare
    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...
  • Chicago Marathon latest feat for last finisher

    Chicago Marathon latest feat for last finisher
    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...
  • Another remarkable finish for Remarkable Woman Kristen Heckert

    Another remarkable finish for Remarkable Woman Kristen Heckert
    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...
  • Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam -- and takes on a whole new sport

    Wheelchair marathoner Tatyana McFadden goes for a Grand Slam --  and takes on a whole new sport
    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....
  • Woman hurt in Boston bombing ready to come home

    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...
  • Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity

     Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity
    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...
  • 'Biggest Loser' winner opens yoga studio in Evanston

    'Biggest Loser' winner opens yoga studio in Evanston
    “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...
  • Open thread: The weeks in review

     
    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......
  • 10 years of changing subjects, a look back

     
    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......
  • Community news: Tabb grad Fredericksen places fifth in age group at Chicago Marathon

    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...