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  • Khannouchi calls it quits, which is nothing new

    Khannouchi calls it quits, which is nothing new
    I got an email Tuesday from Weldon Johnson, editor of the invaluable track & field / running website letsrun.com, alerting me to its exclusive story reporting four-Chicago Marathon winner Khalid Khannouchi has retired from competitive running. The news...
  • Chicago Marathon gets 3-time Olympian

    Chicago Marathon gets 3-time Olympian
    You don’t want to train for the long run in a short time. Dathan Ritzenhein knew that in January, when he ran the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials in Houston after two Achilles tendon surgeries in the previous 10 months had kept him from training for...
  • Running leaders shoot the sport in the foot

    Running leaders shoot the sport in the foot
    Why not have a women's marathon world record category for days with 39 percent humidity? Or another one for days when the sun shines more than two hours? Or one for courses with fewer than six turns?  More than 11?  That run across the 49th parallel?...
  • Ryan Hall, top U.S. marathoner, will run Chicago this fall to try new tactics

    Ryan Hall, top U.S. marathoner, will run Chicago this fall to try new tactics
    As he trained next to an Alpine lake in St. Moritz, Switzerland last week, Ryan Hall turned the workout into a simulation of the reason why he will compete in the Oct. 9 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Hall ran 45 minutes as if he were in the lead...
  • Sighting: Hope Solo, Abby Wambach at Sunda

    Sighting: Hope Solo, Abby Wambach at Sunda
    Hope Solo and Abby Wambach attended a Bank of America Chicago Marathon party at Sunda Saturday. The U.S. soccer stars were part of a relay team that participated in Sunday's marathon. Dennis Farina and his "Last Rites of Joe May" co-star Marshall Allman...
  • Dark-skinned men at risk of vitamin D deficiency

    Dark-skinned men at risk of vitamin D deficiency
    Men who spend little time in the sun, live in northern locales or have dark skin may need to increase their intake of vitamin D to prevent deficiency, a Northwestern University medical researcher has found. Vitamin D is required for the proper absorption...
  • Radical thinking on antioxidants

    Radical thinking on antioxidants
    Antioxidant-rich products promise an easy way to stave off disease. Simply swallow two softgels daily or knock back a glass of goji-pomegranate juice and the "supercritical" compounds will neutralize those nasty free radicals that threaten your health....
  • Spotify: Create your digital mixtape and let the world listen

    Spotify: Create your digital mixtape and let the world listen
    I see it in my Facebook feed and Twitter stream more often than I probably should. So-and-so is listening to Baby Got Back by Six Mix-a-Lot on Spotify. We understand you like big butts and cannot lie, but do you really want to announce that to the world?...
  • Chicago Marathon routes course between running, reading

    Chicago Marathon routes course between running, reading
    As the Chicago Marathon is upon us, I find myself thinking of places where books and running-- two major aspects of my life-- overlap. Initially, these two great loves of mine didn't intersect much at all. While running did clear my head and put me in...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...
  • Chicago Marathon: Quick sellout for long run

    Chicago Marathon: Quick sellout for long run
    The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has entered the record books eight months before the start of the Oct.7 race. Race officials announced Monday all 45,000 entries had been sold, in just six days. In the previous record sale finish, last year, it took...