| Mar 19, 2014
| 2:17 PM
The delayed registration for the Oct. 12 Bank of America Chicago Marathon began smoothly online at its rescheduled start of noon Wednesday.
Race officials said more than 17,000 people had successfully applied for race entry in the first four hours....
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:34 PM
For the second year in a row, the Bank of America Chicago Marathon has issues with its online registration system.
Race organizers announced on the marathon's website and via Twitter that registration has been postponed two weeks. It was supposed to...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:06 PM
With the number of runners for this year's Naperville Marathon doubled to 7,000, plenty of slots remain open as registration nears the end of the first week.
Following pre-registration to run for 26 charities and two days of open registration, race...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 3:53 PM
“Biggest Loser” winner and Wheeling native Danni Allen and Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” opened a yoga studio in Evanston last week called One2One. The name is a play on the 121 pounds Allen lost on the NBC...
| Sep 16, 2013
North Center resident Pete Beuscher had planned to run the Boston Marathon for the first time in 2012, but when temperatures hit 90 degrees, race organizers offered runners a chance to try for better weather in 2013. The 45-year-old decided to do just...
| Sep 9, 2013
Two years. Eight marathons. Nearly 210 miles. And $1 million at stake. The World Marathon Majors is neither for the fainthearted nor the undertrained.
In January 2006, marathon organizers in Boston, London, Berlin, New York and Chicago joined forces to...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:53 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:11 PM
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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As a former active-duty Marine, Markus von Steinfort, 42, knew a thing or two about pushing his body to the limit. Still, von Steinfort, who is the pastor of Grace Church in Bowling Green, Ky., says the challenge of his first marathon was in a category...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:06 AM
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...
| Jan 21, 2013
I expect that doctors in the delivery room will soon hoist up newborns and proclaim, "Congratulations! It's a brand!"
That's the world we live in, folks. We're no longer just people — we're warm-blooded versions of Nike or Budweiser or, in my...