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  • Daughter of Glendale woman who finished Boston Marathon: 'I am really happy she's safe'

    With the public absorbing images of chaos and blood-soaked sidewalks after a pair of explosions ripped through the end of the Boston Marathon on Monday, there was one very relieved 17-year-old in Glendale. Alexa Dragojlovic said she was able to...
  • Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions

    Clarksville Paralympian Tatyana McFadden wins Boston Marathon marred by explosions
    Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden won the women's wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon on Monday, hours before the race was marred by deadly explosions near the finish line. Though McFadden added to her resume as one of the elite Paralympic...
  • Hydration hype: Are athletes too worried about dehydration?

     Hydration hype: Are athletes too worried about dehydration?
    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...
  • Boston bombings won't deter these runners from Chicago Marathon

     Boston bombings won't deter these runners from Chicago Marathon
    Evanston runner John Schroeder had just finished the Boston Marathon when he heard what sounded like pieces of construction equipment falling off a building. Yet he didn't believe it when someone said the race course had been bombed. Who, he thought,...
  • Kristen Heckert, teacher and marathoner

    Kristen Heckert, teacher and marathoner
    You'd be forgiven if you couldn't tell at first which of the runners racing around the Plainfield South High School track is new girls cross-country head coach Kristen Heckert. Not only could Heckert, a 26-year-old math teacher, easily pass for a...
  • 2nd-place Illinoisan running to Japan

    2nd-place Illinoisan running to Japan
    When Tammy Lifka joined the parents jogging with baby strollers in her neighborhood, hoping to get into shape after having three kids, running two miles at a 10-minute pace was a struggle. "I started like everyone else," Lifka said. Eight years later,...
  • Tips on hydrating for a marathon

    Tips on hydrating for a marathon
    Rules on drinking and eating for a marathon have been fluid over the past three decades. Here's the latest advice from experts. • When you feel thirsty, drink. "Listen to your body," exercise scientist Tim Noakes wrote in his book on overhydration,...
  • Emanuel says marathon enjoyable despite tighter security

     Emanuel says marathon enjoyable despite tighter security
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that Sunday’s Chicago Marathon will remain an enjoyable event for runners and spectators despite beefed up security in response to the Boston Marathon bombing. Emanuel today pointed to the success of other large lakefront...
  • Chicago Marathon dining

    Chicago Marathon dining
    The Bank of America Chicago Marathon takes place Sunday, and as always, Chicago's restaurants are ready to provide pre-, post- and midrace meal deals and vantage points. O'Brien's Restaurant & Bar. The racers scoot right past the front door (and...
  • Some Boston Marathoners will run Baltimore's race 'because there are other people who can't'

    Some Boston Marathoners will run Baltimore's race 'because there are other people who can't'
    Halfway up Heartbreak Hill, an iconic stretch of the Boston Marathon course, Erica Greene was stopped by race officials, having just completed her 20th mile. The news of a bombing at the finish line had traveled down the course. For a few months after...
  • Baltimore Marathon to see increased security after Boston attacks

    Baltimore Marathon to see increased security after Boston attacks
    City police and organizers of this weekend's Baltimore Running Festival say they are stepping up security after explosions shook the end of the Boston race this spring, joining other recent running events that have placed restrictions around the finish...