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  • Illini pals McFadden, George wheelchair champs

    Illini pals McFadden, George wheelchair champs
    Tatyana McFadden and Joshua George grew up wheelchair racing together in Washington, D.C., before training together at the University of Illinois. They found themselves together again Sunday, this time on the podium as winners in the Bank of America...
  • Marathoner balances 2 pursuits: running, politics

    Marathoner balances 2 pursuits: running, politics
    There have been two big changes in Wesley Korir's life since he last ran the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, finishing fifth with a personal-best time in 2012. He and his wife, Tarah, have become parents for the second time, with an 18-month-boy,...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Marathon officials say they're prepared to handle Ebola threat

    Marathon officials say they're prepared to handle Ebola threat
    As they count down to this weekend’s 37th annual Chicago Marathon, race officials say medical preparations include how to handle suspected cases of Ebola.  Dr. George Champas, head marathon physician, said a staff of 1,500 volunteer medical...