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Remembering Boston: one year later


We’ll never forget last year – we’ll always remember those who suffered and those who lost their lives. Our hearts continue to go out to all the victims’ families and to all those affected by this horrible tragedy.  But today we’re also moving forward. And we’re here, Boston, one year later. Here are some moving […]

Run Chicago, Marine Corps, or New York City in 2014


If you want to run one of the big three fall marathons in 2014 – Chicago, Marine Corps, or New York – you may need a little bit of luck. For the first time, the Chicago and Marine Corps marathons are using a lottery system instead a “first come, first served” registration. The New York […]

Winter marathons + half marathons in cold places (plus indoor marathons)


A couple of weeks ago we shared some winter half and full marathons in warm places. But we know some of you are pretty tough and welcome running 13.1 or 26.2 miles when there’s snow on the ground. Unfortunately, there aren’t many halves and fulls held in the wintertime in cold areas of the United […]

8 must-do spring marathons (European edition)


A couple of weeks ago, we shared some of our favorite spring marathons in the U.S. If you live across the pond – or just need an excuse to take a European vacation – we’ve got some spring marathon suggestions for you, too. Consider the below races. (Note: we’re only highlighting races with availability. The […]

Chicago Marathon 2013 Photo Gallery

Chicago Marathon 2013, a set on Flickr. 79 photos from the 2013 Chicago Marathon featuring winners, runners up, medals, food and lots of fun! Thanks again to Rebecca E. Eden Photography for being there to capture the action for us.

More than a million cheer runners on

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Though they aren’t married yet, Tyler Lomnicki and Sunni Olding have completed one big milestone together. The couple ran the entire 36th Annual Chicago Marathon together. Lomnicki, of Elmhurst, Ill. and Olding, of Minster, Ohio, ran together after she convinced him to enter the race. During the race Lomnicki said there were a few moments […]

Runners of the world unite at Chicago Marathon Expo

Chicago Marathon Racers Sign wall

After she completes the 36th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Sheila Beermann will be 9 marathons away from competing in all 50 states. Beermann, 51, of Elk Point, SD, is running the race with her step-daughter Erica Beermann. “This was one I wanted to do and when Erica said she wanted to do it, […]

Elites expected to leave world record in dust

Matt Tegenkamp, Moses Mosop and Dathan Ritzenhein

Matt Tegenkamp, Moses Mosop and Dathan Ritzenhein Photo credit Rebecca E. Eden Photography Whether he thinks a world record is possible at this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Race Director Carey Pinkowski isn’t saying. What Pinkowski will admit is a lot of hard work went into drawing the elite field of male and female […]

New faces from Kenya vying for marathon glory in Chicago on Sunday

Dennis Kimetto

Photo credit Rebecca E. Eden Photography At the 2013 Chicago Marathon on Sunday there will be some new faces toeing the start line from Kenya. Mary Ann spoke with three up-and-comers including Dennis Kimetto whose PR in the 2012 Berlin Marathon of 2:04:16 is faster than the Chicago course record. When Dennis Kimetto made his […]

Chicago’s most exclusive running club

Sue and Ron Williams

While the elite runners will hit the pavement in Sunday’s 36th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon, there is another elite group running. In our weekend special coverage of the 2013 Chicago Marathon, Mary Ann spoke with one of this special group. Only 8 alumni have run every race since its inception. Ron Williams, 74, […]