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  • Passion for helping youth trumps a big paycheck for wellness coordinator

    By Erinn Hutkin Jim Bell doesn't believe you have to "look like Mr. Olympia" or run the Chicago Marathon every year to educate others about health and fitness. He simply strives to practice what he preaches. "You have to be well-versed in what you're...
  • At 33, Jeptoo is in her prime as she prepares to defend her Chicago title

     At 33, Jeptoo is in her prime as she prepares to defend her Chicago title
    Rita Jeptoo is in the third stage of her marathoning career. Stage one, when she was in a Kenya-based training group directed by Italian coach Renato Canova, started with her debut at the distance in 2004. It included a victory at the 2006 Boston...
  • After coming out, former Broadneck cross country star Matt Llano steps up his ambition

    After coming out, former Broadneck cross country star Matt Llano steps up his ambition
    After blacking out with 4 miles to go in his first marathon, Matt Llano didn't think he would make it. "I thought I was going to pass out on the course," the 26-year-old Broadneck graduate said. "It was unlike anything I've ever experienced in a race...
  • 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 Marathon 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...