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  • 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...
  • Passion for helping youth trumps a big paycheck for wellness coordinator

    By Erinn Hutkin Jim Bell doesn't believe you have to "look like Mr. Olympia" or run the Chicago Marathon every year to educate others about health and fitness. He simply strives to practice what he preaches. "You have to be well-versed in what you're...
  • 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...
  • Russian marathoner banned for doping, might have to give back millions

    Russian marathoner banned for doping, might have to give back millions
    Marathon officials are threatening to demand repayment for millions in prize money awarded to Liliya Shobukhova, a Russian runner who has received a two-year ban for doping. Russian sports officials annulled Shobukhova's results dating back to 2009,...