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  • Marathon runs out of medals, 1,300 runners to get them in the mail

    Marathon runs out of medals, 1,300 runners to get them in the mail
    -------------------- Running coverage of the 2012 Chicago Marathon today. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon ran out of medals for about 1,300 participants who finished the course seven hours after it had begun. Marathon organizers said they were...
  • 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....
  • Record-setting competitors through the years

    The Bank of America Chicago Marathon boasts a fast course, a stunning backdrop and a history rich in record-breaking runs. Some 35,000 runners are expected to cross the finish line on October 13, and Grant Park is once again the setting, as spectators...
  • Woman uses paralyzed father as marathon inspiration

    Four years ago, Andrea Mullin had never run farther than a mile. That all changed when her father, an avid runner and athlete, became paralyzed from the chest down in a car accident after a driver ran a red light. Now, the 37-year-old Omahan is...
  • 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...
  • Man will run 4 marathons for his 40th birthday

    Eric Schermerhorn, of Omaha, Neb., set a goal for 2013, the year of his 40th birthday: Run four marathons. So far, he has two down and two to go, the last one being the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, where it all began. At least he hopes so...
  • 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...