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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 Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo positive on 'B' sample

    Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo positive on 'B' sample
    Rita Jeptoo is one step closer to losing her 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon title and nearly $600,000 in prize money from her Chicago victory and the World Marathon Majors series for doping. The Kenyan track and field federation, Athletics Kenya,...
  • Agent says Chicago Marathon winner paid to avoid doping ban

    Agent says Chicago Marathon winner paid to avoid doping ban
    The agent for three-time Bank of America Chicago Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova said she paid the Russian track federation more than $600,000 to avoid a doping suspension, the French sports newspaper L’Equipe reported Wednesday. L’Equipe&...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Sighting: Nas hits Pump Room and The Underground

    Sighting: Nas hits Pump Room and The Underground
    Nas screened his documentary, “Nas: Time is Illmatic” and performed songs from the “Illmatic” album Friday at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond Ind. For those who didn’t get their Nas fill that night, there was a...