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  • Another remarkable finish for Remarkable Woman Kristen Heckert

    Another remarkable finish for Remarkable Woman Kristen Heckert
    Runner Kristen Heckert, the Plainfield South High School math teacher and cross-country coach featured in the Oct. 6 "Remarkable Woman" column, was again the first Illinois woman to finish the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last weekend. She came in...
  • 10 things to know about the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

    1. In the beginning The origin of the traditional marathon goes back to 490 B.C., when Pheidippides, a soldier in the Greek army, ran 24 miles from the battlefield in Marathon, Greece, to Athens to tell the Greek government that the Persians had been...
  • Emanuel says marathon enjoyable despite tighter security

     Emanuel says marathon enjoyable despite tighter security
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that Sunday’s Chicago Marathon will remain an enjoyable event for runners and spectators despite beefed up security in response to the Boston Marathon bombing. Emanuel today pointed to the success of other large lakefront...
  • Hydration hype: Are athletes too worried about dehydration?

     Hydration hype: Are athletes too worried about dehydration?
    Like many runners, Brian Tolsma worries that once he starts feeling thirsty during a hard workout, he's in trouble: His body has started to break down. That's why Tolsma will force down as much water as possible on the day before Sunday's Bank of...
  • Tips on hydrating for a marathon

    Tips on hydrating for a marathon
    Rules on drinking and eating for a marathon have been fluid over the past three decades. Here's the latest advice from experts. • When you feel thirsty, drink. "Listen to your body," exercise scientist Tim Noakes wrote in his book on overhydration,...
  • City must pay $1 million in OT for NATO police

    City must pay $1 million in OT for NATO police
    The city must pay nearly $1 million overtime to thousands of police officers who had their days off canceled so they could cope with the massive crowds of protesters who descended on the city for the May 2012 NATO summit, an arbitrator has ruled....
  • New course record set during the 36th annual Chicago Marathon

    New course record set during the 36th annual Chicago Marathon
    While security was on the minds of many during their 26.2 mile journey through the city's streets, participants didn't let it stop them as the winning runner set a new course record in what has become a historic Chicago Marathon. Dennis Kimetto of Kenya...
  • Kimetto sets course record in winning Chicago Marathon

    Kimetto sets course record in winning Chicago Marathon
    The pace was fast, faster than planned, too fast even for the men paid to drive it for at least 20 miles.  The last of the rabbits was gone after 15 miles, leaving the runners trying to win Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon to carry it for...
  • Some Boston Marathoners will run Baltimore's race 'because there are other people who can't'

    Some Boston Marathoners will run Baltimore's race 'because there are other people who can't'
    Halfway up Heartbreak Hill, an iconic stretch of the Boston Marathon course, Erica Greene was stopped by race officials, having just completed her 20th mile. The news of a bombing at the finish line had traveled down the course. For a few months after...
  • Mayor, officials welcome out-of-town marathon runners

    Mayor, officials welcome out-of-town marathon runners
    As runners began arriving for the 36th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and race officials welcomed them and feted eight athletes who have crossed the finish line every time since the race began in 1977. It will be the first...
  • Baltimore Marathon to see increased security after Boston attacks

    Baltimore Marathon to see increased security after Boston attacks
    City police and organizers of this weekend's Baltimore Running Festival say they are stepping up security after explosions shook the end of the Boston race this spring, joining other recent running events that have placed restrictions around the finish...