| Jun 25, 2013
| 9:58 AM
She was mad. Gray hair curling above her ears, the slender lady in black spandex and a neat white top turned to address me.
Awaiting the announcement of age-group awards, we stood in the midst of the gaggle of runners gathered at the bandstand after...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Two-time Olympian Matt Tegenkamp is to make his marathon debut at the Oct. 13 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Tegenkamp, 31, has been one of the leading track distance runners in the United States for seven seasons.
The Wisconsin grad from Lee&...
| Jun 28, 2013
Traffic races by on Interstate Highway 290 and the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway, while airplanes from O'Hare International Airport soar overhead. Tucked away from the bustle is Itasca, a remarkably secluded and low-key western suburb with residents going about...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Talk about a runner's glow: A 5K fun run at 8 p.m. Saturday promises to light you up.
Neon Vibe 5K staffers shine fluorescent glow lights on participants at four points on the course, and runners get a packet of glowing powder to dump onto their...
| 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,...