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  • 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...
  • Chicago, Boston offer runner best of all worlds

    When Ryan Hopper heads toward the finish line at the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon next month, he knows those marathoners he ran with in the Boston Marathon in April will be deeply embedded in his thoughts. “I want to run for the runners...
  • Local runner tackles Chicago 5 months after finishing Boston Marathon

    North Center resident Pete Beuscher had planned to run the Boston Marathon for the first time in 2012, but when temperatures hit 90 degrees, race organizers offered runners a chance to try for better weather in 2013. The 45-year-old decided to do just...
  • Chicago remains 1 of 8 elite 'World Marathon Major' cities

    Two years. Eight marathons. Nearly 210 miles. And $1 million at stake. The World Marathon Majors is neither for the fainthearted nor the undertrained.  In January 2006, marathon organizers in Boston, London, Berlin, New York and Chicago joined forces to...
  • Boston University student's phone 'wouldn't stop buzzing' at mile 23

    While Cambridge, Mass., resident Azeem Khan was a graduate student at Boston University, he would be swept up in the annual celebration surrounding the Boston Marathon. “The entirety of the city just celebrates this day,” said 25-year-old...
  • Marathon dug deep roots in Windy City and world marathon scene

    When locals and out-of-towners alike think “Chicago,” certain things inevitably come to mind – the Cubs, the Blackhawks, Navy Pier, The Magnificent Mile, Michael Jordan – the list of iconic images goes on and on. Since its debut,...
  • Marine Will Run 26.2 Miles ... Again

    As a former active-duty Marine, Markus von Steinfort, 42, knew a thing or two about pushing his body to the limit. Still, von Steinfort, who is the pastor of Grace Church in Bowling Green, Ky., says the challenge of his first marathon was in a category...
  • Record-setting competitors through the years

    The Bank of America Chicago Marathon boasts a fast course, a stunning backdrop and a history rich in record-breaking runs. Some 35,000 runners are expected to cross the finish line on October 13, and Grant Park is once again the setting, as spectators...
  • Woman uses paralyzed father as marathon inspiration

    Four years ago, Andrea Mullin had never run farther than a mile. That all changed when her father, an avid runner and athlete, became paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident after a driver ran a red light. Now, the 37-year-old Omahan is...
  • Man will run 4 marathons for his 40th birthday

    Eric Schermerhorn, of Omaha, Neb., set a goal for 2013, the year of his 40th birthday: Run four marathons. So far, he has two down and two to go, the last one being the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, where it all began. At least he hopes so...