| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Hours after organizers for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon tore down the time mats and the medical tents and reopened the streets, Maickel Melamed finally finished the race, the last of more than 40,000 people.
Melamed, a 38-year-old Venezuelan with...
| Oct 25, 2013
Runner Kristen Heckert, the Plainfield South High School math teacher and cross-country coach featured in the Oct. 6 "Remarkable Woman" column, was again the first Illinois woman to finish the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last weekend. She came in...
| 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....
| Apr 8, 2013
She rides a Harley and wears a full-length fur, but don't draw any conclusions about Trina Dru Gordon.
The president and chief executive officer of Boyden World Corp. racks up mileage these days in a conservative navy pinstripe suit and prefers...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:47 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 3:36 PM
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...
| May 28, 2013
| 11:19 AM
You could say Beth Roche's marathon began on April 15, when she had her first leg surgery.
A bomb exploded near her earlier that Monday just after she watched her daughter cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon. It shredded Roche's left leg and...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:50 AM
On Oct. 13, just before 9:15 a.m., Tatyana McFadden soared across the finish line at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, just two seconds before the racer behind her, taking the top spot in the women's wheelchair competition and making history....
| Jul 28, 2013
It's hard to imagine Alicia Gonzalez doing anything in slow motion.
"I do enjoy yoga, believe it or not," says Gonzalez, executive director of Chicago Run, a nonprofit organization that works with Chicago public schools to help fight childhood obesity...
| 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...