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.
In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon that left three dead and more than 100 injured, the Chicago Marathon has released a statement.
Individuals can submit one lottery entry each beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday until 9 p.m. Thursday March 7. Names will be randomly selected, with winners notified March 12.
Registration for this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon remains suspended through late next week.
The Bank Of America Chicago Marathon will not resume registration this week, according to a release.
A major false start on the first day of registration for the Bank Of America Chicago Marathon.
The registration period for the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, to be run this year on Sunday, October 13, is coming, and going, soon.
McCormick Place on Saturday hosted 45,000 runners preparing for Sunday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The runners picked up race materials, and got some advice from marathon coaches.
To enlighten you a bit more about the Windy City’s trademark long-distance race, here are five things that you might not know about the Chicago Marathon.
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is in its 35th year and is expecting 45,000 participants from all over the world. Join in the excitement by getting involved at this year’s event.