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  • DVR alert: Marathon latest challenge for Jeff Hobbs

    DVR alert: Marathon latest challenge for Jeff Hobbs
    There will be many stories coming out of the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, but none will be as unique, and perhaps as inspiring, as Jeff Hobbs’. Comcast SportsNet will present “Guts: The Jeff Hobbs Story” at 7 p.m. Tuesday....
  • How to get to the Chicago Marathon on CTA

    How to get to the Chicago Marathon on CTA
    The CTA is adding rail service for runners and spectators attending Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, which will also cause reroutes of about a quarter of the CTA's 120-plus bus lines. The CTA is adding extra service to the Red, Brown, Blue,...
  • Marathoner Rita Jeptoo's legs have taken her a long way

    Marathoner Rita Jeptoo's legs have taken her a long way
    For Rita Jeptoo, running is not just a sport. Sure, the 33-year-old Kenyan is an utter athletic phenomenon, shattering the Boston Marathon course record in April by nearly 2 whole minutes (her time was 2:18:57) just six months after winning the 2013...
  • Abbott to sponsor world marathon series

    Abbott to sponsor world marathon series
    Abbott Laboratories next year will be the first-ever title sponsor for a series of the world’s most famous marathons. To be dubbed the Abbott World Marathon Majors, the race series will comprise six renowned marathons, including the Bank of...
  • Cool, dry weekend yields to rain by Monday

    Cool, clean air of Canadian origin finally departs eastward by late Sunday, giving way to rainy weather Monday through Tuesday. But before the rain, Sunday's weather promises to be ideal for the multitude of participants in the Chicago Marathon....
  • 6 to watch in Chicago Marathon

    6 to watch in Chicago Marathon
    Here are six runners to watch in Sunday's Chicago marathon. Tatyana McFadden, 25, Champaign, bib number 251: The Illinois grad is cementing her reputation as the greatest women's wheelchair racer in history. Going for her second straight sweep of...
  • Kenenisa Bekele wants impressive marathon time

    Kenenisa Bekele wants impressive marathon time
    Kenenisa Bekele was dragging. The two day, 23-hour trip from Ethiopia to Chicago with his wife and their three-children, ages 7 to 11/2, had left the fastest track distance runner in history looking understandably exhausted and sounding muted during...
  • Weather agrees with marathon — rain to follow

    As cool high pressure pulls off to the east Sunday, telltale south-to-southeasterly winds on the backside of the retreating high give an indication that low pressure and a changing weather pattern are not far off. But conditions to start the day will be...
  • Sunday's marathon forces multiple street closures Downtown

    Sunday's marathon forces multiple street closures Downtown
    If you plan on driving Downtown Sunday, you may want to think it over because multiple streets will be closed to make way for the Chicago Marathon. These are the main closures for the Loop area, starting as early as 5:30 a.m.: • Columbus Drive...
  • Chicago Marathon: Jeptoo defends women's title; Kipchoge top man

    Chicago Marathon: Jeptoo defends women's title; Kipchoge top man
    Eliud Kipchoge didn’t hesitate to press his advantage over Kenenisa Bekele in the news conference before Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. “I have more experience,” Kipchoge said. And Kipchoge used it to drop first...
  • 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....