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  • Commentary: Older runners are serious — we care about our times

    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...
  • Tegenkamp to make marathon debut in Chicago

    Tegenkamp to make marathon debut in Chicago
    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&...
  • Community spirit deep-rooted in Itasca

    Community spirit deep-rooted in Itasca
    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...
  • Run offers a chance to shine

    Run offers a chance to shine
    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...
  • Alain Mimoun dies at 92; French runner won 1956 Olympic marathon

    Alain Mimoun, 92, an Algerian-born French distance runner who won the 1956 Olympic marathon after losing three Olympic races to Czech great Emil Zatopek, died Thursday. France's athletics federation announced his death but did not provide other details....
  • 6 hospitalized for heat injuries in Pasadena half marathon

    6 hospitalized for heat injuries in Pasadena half marathon
    Six runners who braved a half marathon in Pasadena amid record-breaking temperatures Sunday morning were hospitalized for heat-related conditions, authorities said. Paramedics treated 15 people for heat-related injuries along the course of the 3,500-...
  • A conversation between: a runner and a couch potato

    A conversation between: a runner and a couch potato
    It's happening--and I don't really know why. I am either bored, feeling invincible after one hell of a crazy year or just want the T-shirt, but the reasoning doesn't really matter at this point. I'm signing up for a 5K run in September, and I ... am ......
  • Commentary: Walking through the pain of running

    The alarm rips me out of sleep, 5:30a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. My eyes open to the thought: "It's long-run-day, 12 to 16 miles." Running alone midweek, I search for a new street or friendly dog on a leash trying to relieve boredom. Mostly, I long for...
  • Willington's Red Tape Foils Running Zombies

    When Christina Mailhos ran for first selectman of Willington in 2011, she promised to "hit the ground running." She didn't anticipate a scenario in which running away from zombies would represent one of the challenges of her time in office. Mailhos...
  • Former Rocky Hill Resident Starts Professional Running Career

    Former Rocky Hill Resident Starts Professional Running Career
    Local native Katie Matthews recently added another accolade to her running career. Matthews, a standout athlete and five-time All-American at Boston University, was named 2013 America East Woman of the Year on June 4. The awarded is given to a...
  • Some runners sweating higher marathon fees

    Some runners sweating higher marathon fees
    When Margaret Sherrod was in her 20s, she filled her weekends with 10k and other races, but in recent years she has cut back her competitive running schedule. The 58-year-old retired teacher from Millersville is still in great shape and runs regularly...