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  • Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity

     Alicia Gonzalez, fighting child obesity
    It's hard to imagine Alicia Gonzalez doing anything in slow motion. "I do enjoy yoga, believe it or not," says Gonzalez, executive director of Chicago Run, a nonprofit organization that works with Chicago public schools to help fight childhood obesity...
  • Doctors: Marathoners' reliance on painkillers poses risks down the road

    Doctors: Marathoners' reliance on painkillers poses risks down the road
    As part of her marathon training, Daisy Carranza has taken an over-the counter pain reliever nearly every day for the last several months. On race day Sunday, she's prepared to pop at least seven Extra Strength Tylenol capsules: two at the starting line,...
  • Ritzhenhein runs his race, is top U.S. finisher in Chicago Marathon

    Ritzhenhein runs his race, is top U.S. finisher in Chicago Marathon
    Dathan Ritzenhein refused to get carried away. Nine miles into Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Ritzenhein found himself running faster than he planned and only some 10 seconds behind the lead pack, much closer than he expected at that point....
  • Chicago Marathon registration suspended

    Chicago Marathon registration suspended
    Web site problems caused Bank of America Chicago Marathon officials to suspend online registration for the Oct. 13 race after four hours of problems Tuesday. It will not resume for at least two more days.  Marathon director Carey Pinkowski said he...
  • Baysa wins women's title in Chicago Marathon by 1 second

    Baysa wins women's title in Chicago Marathon by 1 second
    Rita Jeptoo raised her arms in celebration as she crossed the finish line of the Chicago Marathon, yet the Kenyan said she knew she had been edged by a woman she repeatedly called her friend. In a battle to the finish that tied the closest finish in...
  • Kebede wins Chicago Marathon in course-record 2:04:38

    Kebede wins Chicago Marathon in course-record 2:04:38
    The number taunted Tsegaye Kebede. He had been one of the world's best marathoners since winning a 2008 Olympic bronze medal, had wins and second places in some of the world's top races, yet the 25-year-old Ethiopian always wondered when he would...
  • Open thread: The weeks in review

     
    Last week was fairly successful when I announced that, going forward, "Weeks in Review" posts will also serve as an open comment thread on news events of the past week that either didn't get discussed on the blog or didn't......
  • 10 years of changing subjects, a look back

     
    Sunday's print column: First thing in the morning on Aug. 18, 2003 — 10 years ago Sunday — I stumbled bleary-eyed but eager to my desk in the attic and, with a few keystrokes, uploaded the following to the Tribune's......
  • Chicago Marathon beefing up security

    Chicago Marathon beefing up security
    In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is imposing beefed-up security measures for the 26.2-mile race Oct. 13. "The bag check is something we've been looking at for a couple of years," Carey Pinkowski, the...
  • Brittany Diehl

    Brittany Diehl
    Brittany Diehl is excited to call a sports city like Indianapolis home!  From the NFL to the NBA and all things racing, a job at FOX59 is a dream come true. She joined the team in July of 2010 as a sports reporter after spending two and a half years in...
  • Woman hurt in Boston bombing ready to come home

    You could say Beth Roche's marathon began on April 15, when she had her first leg surgery. A bomb exploded near her earlier that Monday just after she watched her daughter cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It shredded Roche's left leg and...