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  • RedEye Rundown: Hairgate, fare hikes and missing RedEye boxes

    RedEye Rundown: Hairgate, fare hikes and missing RedEye boxes
    You made it to Friday, Chicago. Run home!. That is unless you're running the Chicago Marathon Sunday, in which case it's probably a good idea to take it easy and carb up. Either way, this week's RedEye Rundown has 26.2 miles of crazy to keep you busy...
  • Downers Grove man runs 919th in marathon

    . Downers Grove's Michael Lifson cracked the top 1,000 at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. The 24-year-old finished 919 out of 45,000 entrants with a time of 2 hours, 58.42 seconds. Earlier this month, he won the Fall Color 5K Run in Lisle. There were...
  • Oak Park man finishes 276th in marathon

    Oak Park's Marco Alfaro finished 276th out of 45,000 entrants in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. Alfaro, 27, ran the course in 2 hours, 44.27 minutes. He is an assistant coach for the Morton College cross-country team. There were 149 people who...
  • Man ran part of Chicago Marathon while fleeing police: authorities

    Man ran part of Chicago Marathon while fleeing police: authorities
    A Northwest Side man joined runners for a portion of the Chicago MarathonĀ on Sunday morning while fleeing police, according to authorities. The man drew the attention of Chicago police officers after he began bumping into marathon spectators along a...
  • Sighting: Nas hits Pump Room and The Underground

    Sighting: Nas hits Pump Room and The Underground
    Nas screened his documentary, “Nas: Time is Illmatic” and performed songs from the “Illmatic” album Friday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond Ind. For those who didn’t get their Nas fill that night, there was a...
  • Big crowd of visitors makes a run for Art Institute

    Big crowd of visitors makes a run for Art Institute
    The Art Institute of Chicago on Monday enjoyed a marathon of a different kind as almost 2,000 runners took advantage of an offer of free admission. Those numbers helped fuel a visitor surge comparable to the museum's biggest attendance day in 2013,...
  • Marathoner balances 2 pursuits: running, politics

    Marathoner balances 2 pursuits: running, politics
    There have been two big changes in Wesley Korir's life since he last ran the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, finishing fifth with a personal-best time in 2012. He and his wife, Tarah, have become parents for the second time, with an 18-month-boy,...
  • Chicago enjoys ideal marathon weather

    Chicago enjoys ideal marathon weather
    Watching her sister-in-law jog across the Columbus Drive bridge at the start of the Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning was a bittersweet moment for Andrea Wilde. The Minneapolis woman was supposed to be running, too, but instead she stood on the...
  • They Love To Run, And So Do The Ones They Love

    They Love To Run, And So Do The Ones They Love
    Scott Mindel was running to jump a Southwest flight to Chicago immediately after finishing ninth at the 2014 NU Hartford Marathon. After beating the Olympic Trials qualifying time on a chilly, rainy Saturday morning, Katie Edwards was waiting for her...
  • Celebrity marathoners: the pressure, the pitfalls, the payoff

     Celebrity marathoners: the pressure, the pitfalls, the payoff
    Soon after actor Anthony Edwards put out his last cigarette, he decided to run the Chicago marathon. Like most marathoners, Edwards questioned his ability. But unlike most other runners, he knew that if he could not finish, everybody would know it....
  • Chicago Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge wins men's crown

    Chicago Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge wins men's crown
    At a news conference two days before Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya vowed he would be running his own race, that he was competing with the challenge of the distance rather than with anyone else in the elite field....