| Sep 8, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Raymond Martin struck nothing but gold in the Paralympics.
The University of Illinois freshman finished his competition with four wins in four events by taking the wheelchair 200 meters Saturday at the London Olympic Stadium.
Martin's winning time in...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 1:38 PM
The fallout for Lance Armstrong continues. News out of Chicago that the seven-time-Tour-de-France winner will be banned from running the Chicago marathon. Turns out that the penalties imposed against him from the U.S. anti doping agency extend beyond...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Despite his lifetime ban by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, organizers of a Howard County race are welcoming Lance Armstrong to town with open arms.
Organizers of the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults announced the cyclist will race in their Half Full...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Organizers of the charitable Half Full Triathlon are thrilled Lance Armstrong will compete in their October Howard County race.
But critics in the sports community aren't sharing their enthusiasm.
Because Armstrong has been banned for life from all...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 8:17 AM
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?...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 12:42 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:58 PM
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.
| Feb 6, 2012
| 12:56 PM
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...
| Oct 26, 2011
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...
| Oct 6, 2011
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....
| Oct 9, 2011
| 5:39 PM
Firefighter William Caviness was a life-long athlete and veteran marathoner from North Carolina who signed up for the Chicago race aiming to raise $2,000 for burn victims.
He raised nearly $2,500 before the race, and his supporters followed his...