| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:19 PM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 30, 2013
| 4:57 AM
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...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Don’t be fooled by Sean Astin’s plump appearance as Samwise Gamgee in “The Lord of the Rings” film trilogy. The 42-year-old actor is an avid runner and has completed six marathons. And if all goes according to plan, Astin will be...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:03 PM
The city must pay nearly $1 million overtime to thousands of police officers who had their days off canceled so they could cope with the massive crowds of protesters who descended on the city for the May 2012 NATO summit, an arbitrator has ruled....
| Oct 10, 2013
Like many runners, Brian Tolsma worries that once he starts feeling thirsty during a hard workout, he's in trouble: His body has started to break down.
That's why Tolsma will force down as much water as possible on the day before Sunday's Bank of...