| May 15, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Jake's coaching helped our friend, Jill, clock a personal best at the OC Half Marathon.
I hope to benefit from Jake's know-how and flash a smile as big as Jill's when I complete the L.A. Marathon later this year.
Yet when I read Jake's email directing...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:57 PM
In beginning her quest Friday to win a triple crown at the California Community College Track and Field Championships, Grace Zamudio didn’t change her racing strategy.
With a light breeze blowing, the Glendale Community College women’s...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:06 PM
A year ago Grace Graham-Zamudio settled for runner-up, third- and fourth-place finishes at the state championships. The Glendale Community College women’s track and field star wouldn’t settle for anything less that first in 2013.
| May 26, 2013
| 8:45 AM
INDIANAPOLIS -- As 200,000 spectators poured into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday morning, the question was whether they'll see history at this year's Indianapolis 500.
Helio Castroneves and Dario Franchitti are trying to become four-time...
| May 26, 2013
| 4:22 PM
The explosions prevented Kimberly Grauer from crossing the finish line at this year's Boston Marathon, a race she dedicated to her father who died two weeks before the April competition.
On Sunday, she got her chance to end the race, but at a...
| Oct 10, 2013
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...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:38 PM
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,...
| Oct 6, 2013
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...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:48 PM
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Runners set goals — and don't look back.
They strive to cut those extra few minutes from their times. They have to go a quarter-mile farther each time, then a half-mile, then a mile. And beyond.
They push their bodies. They want to push...
| Oct 10, 2013
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...