| 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....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
LONDON -- "UK population's happiness is on the up," trumpeted a headline in the Guardian. What the headline was referring to are the results of a survey conducted by the Office for National Statistics meant to measure Britain's national well-being....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Chicagoans alive for the Michael Jordan era know how thrilling—and how difficult—it can be to pull off a three-peat. When the wheelchair portion of the Chicago Marathon kicks off Sunday, Paralympic gold medal winner Tatyana McFadden will be...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
A New York para-athlete has become the first American woman handcyclist to complete the Ironman World Championship — defeating a Chicago woman competing for the same honor.
In the 17-hour triathlon Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Susan Katz, a...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:52 PM
BUENOS AIRES – This was Jacques Rogge’s final press conference as head of the International Olympic Committee, an organization that fancies itself as having a global role that can reach beyond fun and games.
Rogge made it very clear...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow.
While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...
| Dec 21, 2012
Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg."
The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Dathan Ritzenhein refused to get carried away.
Nine miles into Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Ritzenhein found himself running faster than he planned and only some 10 seconds behind the lead pack, much closer than he expected at that point....
| Sep 8, 2013
| 3:28 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The head of Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympic organizing committee, Dmitry Chernyshenko, wants the International Olympic Committee to help snuff out the growing firestorm over Russia’s new anti-gay law.
| May 21, 2013
| 8:59 AM
Still feeling the effects of the nerve damage suffered when her arm broke in half while she was serving in Afghanistan, Marine Sgt. Lorie Yrigoyen stood on the podium on the first day of the Warrior Games, gold medal in hand.
The following Thursday,...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 6:49 AM
Lt. Brad Snyder holds the acoustic guitar in his arms for the first time, strumming a few random chords, then moving into a sampling of Neil Young.
The sounds take him back to the nights when he was deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and sat around a...