| 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...
| Jun 29, 2013
| 10:01 PM
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....
| Jun 30, 2013
| 5:07 PM
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-...
| Jul 3, 2013
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 ......
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:11 PM
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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:19 PM
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.
| Jul 6, 2013
| 8:19 PM
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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 11:00 AM
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...