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  • Chicago Marathon registration opens smoothly

    Chicago Marathon registration opens smoothly
    The delayed registration for the Oct. 12 Bank of America Chicago Marathon began smoothly online at its rescheduled start of noon Wednesday. Race officials said more than 17,000 people had successfully applied for race entry in the first four hours....
  • Chicago Marathon to notify entrants today

    Chicago Marathon to notify entrants today
    After sorting out online registration issues that delayed the process by two weeks, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon drew 71,000 applications for the 45,000 entry spots in the Oct. 12 race. Some 33,000 of those spots were filled via a lottery....
  • 71,300 runners apply for Chicago Marathon lottery

    71,300 runners apply for Chicago Marathon lottery
    More than 71,000 runners signed up for 45,000 spots in the Chicago Marathon this year, marathon officials said Monday. Registration for the marathon lottery ended at noon Monday. Runners will be notified April 14 if they won the lottery to compete in...
  • More registration problems for Chicago Marathon

    More registration problems for Chicago Marathon
    For the second year in a row, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon has issues with its online registration system. Race organizers announced on the marathon's website and via Twitter that registration has been postponed two weeks. It was supposed to...
  • Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden wins second straight women's wheelchair Boston Marathon

    Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden carried memories of last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, and the stories of those affected by it, with her en route to a second straight women’s wheelchair marathon victory Monday in Boston. “...
  • Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run

    Bach Week Festival's marathon man back for another run
    He may not have composed more than 1,100 musical works, nor has he fathered 20 children. Otherwise, Richard Webster has much in common with Johann Sebastian Bach. Like the German Baroque master, Webster is an active church musician, choral conductor,...
  • 'Chicagoland' finale review: more violence, more Rahm

    'Chicagoland' finale review: more violence, more Rahm
    And so it ends, this extraordinary and exasperating, revelatory and redundant, infuriating and ultimately tragic eight-part series "Chicagoland." For the last two months, CNN has given us our town in mostly unscripted, sometimes contrived and...
  • 'Beast' of a wheelchair athlete aims for third consecutive title

    Conquer adversity. Rise to the top. Maintain excellence. Chalk talk for a football team's locker room? Perhaps, but for world-class wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden, those words represent more than a mere rah-rah cry. The 2013 Boston Marathon...
  • 10 things to know about the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

    1. In the beginning The origin of the traditional marathon goes back to 490 B.C., when Pheidippides, a soldier in the Greek army, ran 24 miles from the battlefield in Marathon, Greece, to Athens to tell the Greek government that the Persians had been...
  • Runner takes on Boston and Chicago marathons again, this time for a cause

    Evanston resident Kevin Valentine, 55, ran the Boston Marathon for the fourth time in April, enjoying the beautiful weather while maintaining a moderate pace because of a sore leg from running downhill through the route. After he finished, it took about...
  • Attorney raises marathon amounts for charity

    Meet Chuck Aron. This 67-year-old dynamo has run half-marathons, full marathons, raced in Chicago, raced in Boston, raised thousands of dollars for charity — and is the inspiration for “Chuck’s Chicks,” a group of women he...