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

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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 […]

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

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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

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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, […]

Chicago running community unfettered in wake of Boston

Rahm Emanuel speaking at the 2013 Chicago Marathon Press Event

Runners and supporters of the 36th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon will prove that the human spirit can conquer, the city of Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday morning. A record number of runners, 45,000, are expected to take to Chicago’s streets Sunday as the race, now one of the top marathons held worldwide, […]

Women's Health's RUN 10 FEED 10 Atlanta Action Hero

In this blog post, Women's Health's RUN 10 FEED 10 Chicago Action Hero Jessica Laiti shares how she got started running, and why she's excited about the upcoming race. WalkJogRun: Why did you decide to sign up for the RUN 10 FEED 10 event? Jessica Laiti: I signed up for RUN 10 FEED 10 because […]

Interview with US Marathoner Craig Leon

Yesterday we headed to the Chicago Marathon media center at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Three weeks ago, we sat down with Wesley Korir to talk about his plans for the Chicago Marathon this Sunday, October 7th. We had an exclusive interview with Craig Leon, an elite runner on the field this year for the […]