| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Meet Chuck Aron. This 67-year-old dynamo has run half-marathons, full marathons, raced in Chicago, raced in Boston, raised thousands of dollars for charity — and is the inspiration for “Chuck’s Chicks,” a group of women he...
| Aug 18, 2013
— There's really no better way to see a place than by foot.
Even if the path is 26.2 miles and goes over a 13,800-foot mountain pass.
And it's a race.
Running a marathon in June along the Inca Trail, high in the Peruvian Andes, seemed like a...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Ninguna actividad física está creciendo tanto como el medio maratón.
Debido a que el clima del sur de Florida convierte a área en la meca para los aficionados a los ejercicios, se siguen aumentando en la lista anual cada vez más de estas carreras de 13....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:55 PM
SMITHFIELD — Grafton High junior Rachel Bloxom says the object of cross country is to have fun. She and Tabb junior Baron Kieffer doubled their fun Thursday as they won the individual championships while leading their schools to the team titles in...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Soon after the explosions, there appeared on the website of The Boston Globe a video of the moment. Runners in the city's iconic marathon are jogging across the finish line and everyone is cheering, when there is a clap of thunder and an orange bloom of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:53 PM
A few years ago my doctor called me an "under-utilizer," which I took to mean I didn't use much medicine.
Today I'm an ultra-utilizer.
The podiatrist's "toe-buddy" encircles my big toe. Physical therapy tape lines the bottom of my foot, and marbles to...
| 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 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 9, 2013
| 11:28 AM
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Grace Zamudio (Glendale Community College, 2013) Loyola Marymount cross-country junior: After an All-American season as a sophomore at Glendale Community College, accolades are...
| 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 9, 2013
| 6:57 PM
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...