| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2011
As he trained next to an Alpine lake in St. Moritz, Switzerland last week, Ryan Hall turned the workout into a simulation of the reason why he will compete in the Oct. 9 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Hall ran 45 minutes as if he were in the lead...
| 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?...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 5:26 AM
Robert Vigorito, founder and race director of the Columbia Triathlon Association, went straight to the top when choosing a spokesperson for his new race, the Iron Girl Columbia Half Marathon and Coed 5K, scheduled for April 29.
Vigorito asked Joan Benoit...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Registration for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which takes place Oct. 7, opens noon Wednesday at www.chicagomarathon.com
The field is limited to the first 45,000 entrants.
Entry fee is $150 for U.S. participants and $175 for participants...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 8:17 AM
Why not have a women's marathon world record category for days with 39 percent humidity?
Or another one for days when the sun shines more than two hours?
Or one for courses with fewer than six turns? More than 11? That run across the 49th parallel?...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 9:33 AM
North Central College graduate Patrick Rizzo, who grew up in Schaumburg, is to run the marathon at the Pan American Games next month in Guadalajara, Mexico.
USA Track & Field picked Rizzo as one of its two entries for the Oct. 30 race.
He also has...
| Oct 6, 2011
Antioxidant-rich products promise an easy way to stave off disease. Simply swallow two softgels daily or knock back a glass of goji-pomegranate juice and the "supercritical" compounds will neutralize those nasty free radicals that threaten your health....