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  • 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...
  • Open thread: The Week in Review

    Open thread: The Week in Review
    Once again there are plenty of topics we didn't touch on here at Change of Subject that have riveted news consumers. They include - Ebola comes to Texas - City plays coy on the reason for traffic-camera citation spikes - Oberweis debates Durbin -...
  • DVR alert: Marathon latest challenge for Jeff Hobbs

    DVR alert: Marathon latest challenge for Jeff Hobbs
    There will be many stories coming out of the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, but none will be as unique, and perhaps as inspiring, as Jeff Hobbs’. Comcast SportsNet will present “Guts: The Jeff Hobbs Story” at 7 p.m. Tuesday....
  • Chicago races to run in June

    Chicago races to run in June
    Summer running? That's hot. Here's RedEye's list of June races to run in the city. June 1 >> Cancer Survivor's Celebration 5K The plug: "Brings cancer survivors, families, and friends together with the physicians, scientists, and health...
  • Women's champs returning to Chicago Marathon

    Women's champs returning to Chicago Marathon
    Reigning women's open champion Rita Jeptoo of Kenya and reigning women's wheelchair champion Tatyana McFadden of Champaign are to defend their titles in the Oct. 12 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, race officials will announce Wednesday. Jeptoo, 33,...
  • Tammy Duckworth pregnant, expecting girl in December

    Tammy Duckworth pregnant, expecting girl in December
    Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois congresswoman and Iraq War amputee, announced Monday that she is pregnant and is due in early December. Duckworth, 46, a Democrat from Hoffman Estates running for her second term in the House, is expecting a girl,...
  • State Street resurfacing will bring dust, noise in shopping corridor

    State Street resurfacing will bring dust, noise in shopping corridor
    The State Street shopping corridor will undergo a month-long resurfacing project starting next week, so businesses, residents and visitors should prepare for lane reductions, noise and dust. The repaving of State Street from Van Buren Street to Wacker...
  • Ethiopia's Bekele to run Chicago Marathon

    Ethiopia's Bekele to run Chicago Marathon
    Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, the greatest track distance runner of the 21st Century, will compete compete in this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, race officials announced Tuesday. It will be Bekele’s second marathon. He won...