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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Chicago Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge wins men's crown

    Chicago Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge wins men's crown
    At a news conference two days before Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya vowed he would be running his own race, that he was competing with the challenge of the distance rather than with anyone else in the elite field....