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  • Jon Drummond ban another ugly doping story for track and field

    Jon Drummond ban another ugly doping story for track and field
    It has been quite a couple weeks in the creepy, crawly world of doping in track and field. The latest:  Coach Jon Drummond, a 2000 Olympic relay gold medalist, 2012 U.S. Olympic relay coach and still listed (until late this afternoon) as chair of USA...
  • Chicago, Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo requests 2nd drug test

    Chicago, Boston Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo requests 2nd drug test
    Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons for the last two years, has asked for a B test after failing an out-of-competition doping test in September, officials said on Tuesday. Jeptoo met Kenyan athletics chiefs who informed her...
  • 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...
  • Naperville marathon expands after registration more than doubles

    Naperville marathon expands after registration more than doubles
    The second annual Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday will have more than twice as many runners as the inaugural race and will feature several new amenities. "Safety is always a big concern, so we're going to have more runner...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Slimmer, fitter chef Graham Elliot takes on Chicago Marathon

    Slimmer, fitter chef Graham Elliot takes on Chicago Marathon
    Graham Elliot is ready for his next big step. The celebrity chef, owner of Graham Elliot Bistro in the West Loop and judge on TV's "MasterChef" and "MasterChef Junior," is on track to compete in the Oct. 12 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Two...
  • CTA to replace train-damaged O'Hare escalator next year

    CTA to replace train-damaged O'Hare escalator next year
    Arriving next year at the CTA O'Hare stop: a new escalator. The CTA plans to replace the escalator damaged in March when a Blue Line train derailed and crashed into the platform. Thirty-two people were injured in the accident, and the operator of the...
  • Phil Vettel recommends: Chicago Marathon dining

    Phil Vettel recommends: Chicago Marathon dining
    The Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be run Sunday, and so naturally, restaurants near the marathon route (and some nowhere near the route) are jumping in with dining specials, not all of which are related to carbo-loading. Ceres' Table: Saturday...
  • Chicago Marathon winner Rita Jeptoo reportedly fails doping test

    Marathon officials have postponed an awards ceremony amid news that Kenyan runner Rita Jeptoo tested positive for a banned substance prior to her victory at the Chicago Marathon earlier this month. The World Marathon Majors, which oversees a series of...
  • Chicago Marathon winner tests positive for doping

    Chicago Marathon winner tests positive for doping
    Another multiple women’s winner of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon has run afoul of doping control. Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, who won a second straight title Oct. 12, tested positive for the blood-boosting drug EPO in an out-of-competition...