| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:23 PM
Shortly after Matt Ancona started running to lose weight, his competitive nature kicked in. He ran a marathon, then a triathlon, and within three years he had completed an Ironman triathlon. Hoping to get faster, he sometimes trained for 20 to 25 hours...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:35 AM
As a creative director at Cramer-Krasselt (think Don Draper without the booze or cigarettes), Derek Sherman must get into people's heads. It's his job to figure out what makes people buy one product — Monopoly, let's say — over another. For...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 4:17 PM
Running coverage of the 2012 Chicago Marathon today.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon ran out of medals for about 1,300 participants who finished the course seven hours after it had begun. Marathon organizers said they were...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 3:19 PM
The Color Run, known as the ‘Happiest 5K on the Planet,’ passed through Orlando this weekend in a blur of brilliant hues.
Roughly 10,000 runners, many of them first-time racers, tore through the streets near the Citrus Bowl and surrounding...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 12:55 PM
A Boston Magazine cover of multi-hued sneakers shaped into a heart, framing the headline “We Will Finish the Race,” is drawing acclaim as a symbol of hope and recovery in the aftermath of the deadly marathon bombings.
The May issue, which...
| 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 7, 2012
| 3:35 PM
The number taunted Tsegaye Kebede. He had been one of the world's best marathoners since winning a 2008 Olympic bronze medal, had wins and second places in some of the world's top races, yet the 25-year-old Ethiopian always wondered when he would...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:36 PM
Hare and Tortoise 8K:
Steven Brewer of Newport News and Kathleen Lautzenheiser of Midlothian took the overall championshpis in the Hare and Tortoise 8K at New Quarter Park in Williamsburg.
Brewer ran 8 kilometers in 29 minutes, 18 seconds,...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Jaws dropped when Jake's Prius pulled into the lot Saturday morning.
We'd received his terse emails with news of his nephew, Sam. Not good news. Jake and Lea took turns at the hospital, never leaving Sam alone.
Since normalcy was out the window, the...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
With macho-sounding names like Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash and the Spartan Race, obstacle course races have turned mud, sweat and tears into a flood of revenue.
Over the last year, obstacle races have surpassed marathons in popularity, with an...