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Maickel Melamed, who suffers from a rare muscle-depleting condition known as hypotonia, finishes the Chicago Marathon after nearly 17 hours, his third marathon. (Credit: CBS)

Last Marathon Runner ‘A Survivor, And Now He Is A Champion’

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.

10/14/2013

High school students compete in a  running challenge on the Chicago Marathon course. (Credit: CBS)

High School Students Compete In Running Challenge On Marathon Course.

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.

10/13/2013

Dennis Kimetto of Kenya wins the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2:03:45 on October 13, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto Wins Chicago Marathon, Breaks Record

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.

10/13/2013

Runners start in the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 13, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

36th Annual Chicago Marathon Features Heightened Security, Ideal Weather

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.

10/13/2013

Thousands of people run in the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Mosop Looking For Another Win At Chicago Marathon; Security Ramped Up

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.

10/11/2013

Eight men who have run in all 35 Chicago Marathons and will run their 36th on Sunday. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Eight Men Who Have Run In Every Chicago Marathon To Do It Again Sunday

Sunday is the 36th Chicago Marathon. WBBM’s Steve Miller talked to some runners who have been there every single year.

10/11/2013

Bank of America Chicago Marathon. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

More Details Released On Security For Chicago Marathon

More details are being released on how Chicago plans to keep runners and spectators safe for this Sunday’s marathon.

10/08/2013

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Increased Security To Be In Place For Chicago 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.

10/07/2013

The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Law Enforcement Boosts Safety Measures For Marathon

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.

10/06/2013

2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon To Feature Largest Ever Contingent Of Wheelchair Racers

At least 69 wheelchair athletes have registered so far, the largest in the event’s history, and double from last year.

09/09/2013

(L-R) Matt Tegenkamp and Dathan Ritzenhein.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Olympian Tegenkamp To Join Teammate Ritzenhein In Chicago Marathon

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.

06/27/2013

Boston Marathon. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Director Releases Statement On Boston Marathon Bombings

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.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2013

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Chicago Marathon Will Use Lottery To Fill 15,000 Remaining Spots

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.

02/28/2013

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Chicago Marathon Will Announce Solution To Registration Glitch Next Week

Registration for this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon remains suspended through late next week.

02/21/2013

The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Registration Won’t Resume This Week

The Bank Of America Chicago Marathon will not resume registration this week, according to a release.

02/20/2013

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Chicago Marathon Suspends Registration

A major false start on the first day of registration for the Bank Of America Chicago Marathon.

02/19/2013

The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Registration Opens Tuesday

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.

02/17/2013

Thousands of runners participate in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on October 9, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Running Coach: Sunday’s Weather Perfect For Chicago Marathon

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.

WBBM Newsradio–10/06/2012

Bank of America Chicago Marathon. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Things You Might Not Know About The Chicago Marathon

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.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2012

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Chicago Marathon Preview

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.

10/05/2012

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