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5 Great Destination Marathons 2016 | Posted 01.14.2017 | Travel

With the new year well behind us, it's time to make good on those resolutions. Instead of that vague goal of getting in shape or being healthy, try a firm resolution that you can hold yourself to: completing in a marathon.

How One Man Is Out-Running and Out-Climbing Cancer, One Step at a Time

Tammy Letherer | Posted 12.31.2016 | Impact
Tammy Letherer

Four years ago in the shadow of Chicago's Aon building, surrounded by 40,000 people, Chicago marathon runner Jeff Goad stopped thinking about cancer a...

Not Finishing A Marathon: Failure Or Success?

Jennifer Bertrand | Posted 11.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Bertrand

As I sat near the finish line with no medal around my neck, I still loved watching people complete it... and it made me want to do try it again. So don't be scared to attempt that marathon or half marathon on your bucket list because failure is only failure if you don't get out there and attempt it.

Born to Run, or How Not to Take Things Sitting Down

Rob Bisceglie | Posted 10.15.2016 | Impact
Rob Bisceglie

Last Sunday, 58 runners ran the Chicago Marathon as part of our Team Healthy Kids to raise money that will help schools implement critical health and wellness programming for students nationwide.

Two Runners Get Hitched In The Middle Of The Chicago Marathon

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 10.12.2015 | Sports

Donning race bibs and athletic shoes, two Chicago Marathon runners grabbed a quick breather around mile eight on Sunday to exchange vows and wedding b...

The Siren Song of the Marathon

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

Like mariners drawn to a rocky shoreline by the enchanting sound of mermaids, runners can't resist the lure of the epic marathon. This fall, hundreds ...

My First Chicago Marathon at 3:45:40

Medill News Service | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Medill News Service

As race winner Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crossed the finish line in an amazing 2:04:11, I was at roughly mile 11. I didn't know that participants had already wrapped up their 26.2 miles, but I knew I'd make it.

The Secret Addiction of Marathon Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

A person might wonder why marathoners choose to spend their time in such misery. It's not the misery that we seek, but the glorious feeling of self-admiration that follows. The marathon reveals your strengths, your faults, and your valor.

Big Shakeup For Chicago Marathon Registration This Year

Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago

The organizers of the Chicago Marathon on Thursday announced a huge change to the registration process for this year's race, a process that devolved i...

The 6 Things That Helped Me Get to the Finish Line of the Chicago Marathon

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ana Beatriz Cholo

I would reach that finish line, even if I had to crawl, which is why I sought the help of professionals, like the podiatrist and a good physical therapist who preached that you don't run to train, you train to run.

The Chicago Marathon That Changed My Life: Stories Left Behind Must Be Shared

Todd Kestin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Todd Kestin

Look around you and you'll see adolescents and young adults who look to you to learn how you rise above the flood. To take your tools into their own arsenal. To build on your experiences.

Food Day Chicago 2013 Thoughts While Completing the Chicago Marathon

Jeannie Boutelle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Jeannie Boutelle

Good food, like running, brings people together. This year's Chicago marathon (fantastically executed and thank you mother nature!) was a step after step race for me.

If the Shoe Fits: Lessons From the Chicago Marathon for Female Startup Entrepreneurs

Penina Rybak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Small Business
Penina Rybak

What really caught my attention were the actions and demeanor of many marathon runners. Observing them through both my trained human behaviorist and newly trained female entrepreneur's eyes, I saw emerging patterns of behavior that gave me several "teachable moments."

Kim Bellware

LOOK: This 1988 Old Style Chicago Marathon Commercial Is Everything | Kim Bellware | Posted 10.11.2013 | Chicago

The 1980s in Chicago: The shorts were shorter. The hair was poofier. And the Chicago Marathon was sponsored by the city's iconic working-man's beer, O...

Former Quadrapeligic's AMAZING Marathon Feat

Posted 07.16.2013 | Chicago

Finishing a marathon is an impressive physical achievement for any runner, but for John Nichols — who two decades prior became quadriplegic from a w...

Misery Loves Company: What the Forbes Survey of Chicago Ignores

Nico Lang | Posted 05.06.2013 | Chicago
Nico Lang

It might be an annoyance, and our students complain when school isn't cancelled. However, our refusal to cancel is an important aspect of our civic character. We refuse to back down, even if that means putting on another pair on Long Johns. This is what we signed up for.

Chicago Marathon To Use Lottery For Last 15,000 Spots

Posted 03.01.2013 | Chicago

Bank of America Chicago Marathon organizers on Thursday announced that they will reopen registration for the race on March 5 -- but that the remaining...

Registration For Chicago Marathon Suspended Until At Least Feb. 28

Posted 02.21.2013 | Chicago

After the 2013 Chicago Marathon stumbled out of the starting block with its online registration meltdown Tuesday, the race announced via Facebook it w...

Registration Temporarily Suspended For 2013 Chicago Marathon

Posted 02.20.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Registration for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon opened Tuesday -- and was temporarily suspended over technical issues that...

Ethiopia's Kebede Destroys Chicago Marathon Record In Win

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Tsegaye Kebede slashed almost a minute off the course record to win the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, leading an A...

PHOTOS: 45,000 Race In Chicago Marathon Sunday

Posted 10.08.2012 | Chicago

Some 45,000 runners from throughout the nation and world descended on the city's streets on a chilly Sunday for the 2012 Chicago Marathon. Two Ethi...

Boston is No Place for Novices

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.16.2012 | Sports
Sarah O'Leary

Boston is the holy grail of marathon running in the U.S. and the world over. Before a little over a decade ago, the only way to officially enter the Boston Marathon was through running a qualifying time in another marathon.

If You Can Run a Mile, You Can Run a Marathon

Andrea Metcalf | Posted 03.27.2012 | Health and Fitness
Andrea Metcalf

Although I have been involved in helping thousands of people get healthier, lose weight and even run marathons, I have never crossed the finish line of one myself.

A Spectators' Guide To The 2011 Chicago Marathon

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 12.08.2011 | Chicago

In a 34-year-old Chicago tradition, tens of thousands of people will pack onto Columbus Drive in Grant Park on Sunday and spend the next several hours...

WATCH: Chicago Marathon, Afghanistan Satellite Edition

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A Virginia native who has run the last 10 consecutive Chicago Marathons did not want to break from that tradition after he was deployed to Afghanistan...