| Apr 27, 2015
| 1:34 PM
Cora Umecker, a special-education teacher at Richards High School in Oak Lawn, isn't leaving funding for special-recreation programs entirely in the hands of politicians.
The 46-year-old runner will participate in Sunday's eighth annual First Midwest...
| Mar 15, 2015
| 4:46 PM
With 20 miles behind him, Daniel Limo began to doubt he would win the Los Angeles Marathon.
Never mind that he just passed countryman Edwin Koech to take over the race's lead. He wasn't feeling good and was concerned Koech or Lani Rutto would beat him....
| Mar 14, 2015
| 5:14 PM
More than 26,000 participants are expected to take part Sunday in the Los Angeles Marathon, which is marking its 30th anniversary.
The 26.2-mile "Stadium to the Sea" course starts at Dodger Stadium and ends at the intersection of Ocean and California...
| Mar 13, 2015
| 7:14 PM
Ryan Hall, one of the favorites to win Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon, says he doesn't expect the weather playing a big role in the race.
"I don't think it'll be too bad," said Hall during a news conference Friday. "It might be 70s in Santa Monica, which...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:56 PM
Minnesota suspended Baltimorean Daquein McNeil indefinitely Tuesday after he allegedly was involved in a domestic violence incident. McNeil, a sophomore guard, remained in the Hennepin County jail early Tuesday without bail after he was booked on probable...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 12:46 PM
After blacking out with 4 miles to go in his first marathon, Matt Llano didn't think he would make it.
"I thought I was going to pass out on the course," the 26-year-old Broadneck graduate said. "It was unlike anything I've ever experienced in a race...
| Oct 20, 2013
Have you seen AT&T's running-with-books TV commercial? Olympic marathoner Ryan Hall starts up “The Odyssey” audiobook on his smartphone and proceeds to listen and run for hours under a cloudless blue sky down a tree-lined country road, through...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 12:42 PM
There is no doubt Frank Shorter is the greatest U.S. men's marathoner ever.
And what better time than now to think about his stature - and that of all U.S. marathoners - with the U.S. Olympic marathon trials coming up Saturday in Houston?
So here is...
| Aug 13, 2012
International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge finally acknowledged Sunday that Usain Bolt is the greatest sprinter in history.
Even after the Jamaican's unprecedented gold-medal sweep of the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400-meter relay in back-...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 8:22 AM
EUGENE, Ore. - Tracktown USA has always been an incubator of running talent.
Tradition, pine-lined trails and cool rain make this a haven where endurance athletes thrive.
Bill Bowerman, the legendary University of Oregon coach, invented the waffle...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 5:40 AM
BOSTON -- When Kieran O'Leary took the trip to last year's Boston Marathon, the County Dublin resident met up with several other Irish visitors before the race.
"Some of the guys I knew from before from other races -- I'd met a few of them previously,"...