Jeptoo has won the Chicago Marathon twice.
Rita Jeptoo called herself the “Queen of Chicago” after winning her second straight Chicago title in October.
Chicago Marathon officials aren’t making any rulings at this point.
any Chicago Marathon finishers echoed the idea that the Chicago crowd made a difference over 26.2 miles. WBBM’s John Cody reports on Sunday’s runners becoming Monday’s sightseers.
Thousands of runners made their way through the streets of Chicago Sunday for the 37th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon. There were runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
Eliud Kipchoge won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday to lead a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men.
45,000 runners will make their way through the streets of Chicago as part of the 37th Annual Chicago Marathon.
On Sunday, about 90,000 feet will begin a 26.2 mile journey though the streets of Chicago.
A Chicago man will be running his first marathon this weekend and he’s doing it in an unusual way, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.
A Venezuelan man who suffers from a rare muscular condition – and who doctors once said would never walk – finished his third marathon early Monday, when he crossed the finish line nearly 17 hours after starting the Chicago Marathon.
The thrill of running like a champion pitted North Siders against South Siders on the marathon course. The competition is aimed at getting high school students interested in world-class running.
Dennis Kimetto of Kenya broke the course record Sunday in capturing the Chicago Marathon, and compatriot Rita Jeptoo was the women’s winner in the first major marathon in the United States since the Boston bombings.
Over 40,000 runners from 120 countries and all 50 states came to Chicago. All eyes were on our city for the marathon, while trained eyes tried to keep the city safe.
Chicago police and the Department of Homeland Security have ramped up security to include an estimated 1,000 uniformed and undercover officers, bomb-sniffing dogs and reliance on some of the city’s 22,000 surveillance cameras.
Sunday is the 36th Chicago Marathon. WBBM’s Steve Miller talked to some runners who have been there every single year.
More details are being released on how Chicago plans to keep runners and spectators safe for this Sunday’s marathon.
The Chicago Police Department and other agencies have been putting the finishing touches on security plans for Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, with thoughts of the Boston bombings in April fresh in their minds.
Bomb-sniffing dogs, patrolling officers and random bag checks will be at the surface of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon next weekend, but the covert security measures that play out beneath the waterline are equally important, law enforcement officials said.
At least 69 wheelchair athletes have registered so far, the largest in the event’s history, and double from last year.
Olympian Matt Tegenkamp will run his first marathon this October, when he runs in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon alongside Team USA teammate Dathan Ritzenhein.