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Isaac Denson (left) and Wahid Rashad (right), who are both homeless, are running in the 2011 Chicago Marathon. (Credit: CBS)

Homeless Runners To Compete In Chicago Marathon

On Sunday, 45,000 runners will pound the pavement in the Chicago Marathon. Crossing the finish line after 26.2 grueling miles will a be life changing moment, but even more so for two men who hope it’s the start of a successful run towards turning their lives around.

CBS 2–10/04/2011

Marathon runners. (credit: Jim Prisching/Getty Images)

Guide To The Chicago Marathon

There’s nothing like the excitement of a race. 45,000 runners will hit the streets of Chicago to fulfill their dream of completing a 26.2 mile marathon this weekend. Many years ago, I was one of these happy runners, and now I am an even happier spectator. It’s true that running the race is like nothing else, but you can also get an adrenaline rush from watching the race.


File Photo: Chicago Marathon (Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images)

Report: Marathon Means Big Boost For Chicago Economy

The annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon means hundreds of millions of dollars for the local economy.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

Ryan Hall. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Chicago Marathon Gets Boost From America’s Hall

U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall will compete in the 34th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon this year, giving the U.S. a chance to have a winner.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

U.S. Women's Soccer Team

Women’s Soccer Stars To Front Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Charity

Three members of the storied U.S. women’s soccer team will move from the field to the track this fall, to lead a charitable program for the Chicago Marathon.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

Moses Mosop

Record Holder Sets Sights On 2011 Chicago Marathon

Kenya’s Moses Mosop set the record for fastest debut marathon when he completed the 2011 Boston Marathon in 2:03:06. Now Mosop will look to top that time when he competes in the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

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670 The Score Wins IBA Silver Dome Award

670 The Score won a Silver Dome Award from the Illinois Broadcasters Association for the live coverage of the the 2010 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

670 The Score–06/16/2011

Sammy Wanjiru

Kenya To Investigate Death Of Former Chicago Marathon Winner

Police will investigate the death of Kenyan Olympic marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru, who died from a bedroom balcony fall after he allegedly was found by his wife with another woman.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011

File Photo Of Maggie Daley (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Maggie Daley Honors Runner Who Raised Thousands For Charity

Chicago’s first lady was on hand to present an award named after her and her husband to a marathoner who has also gone the distance in fund-raising.


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Chicago Marathon Registration Closed In Record Time

Registration for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon closed in record time on Thursday as 45,000 participants signed up in 31 days.


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Chicago Marathon Registration Opens February 1st

The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration will begin at midnight (CST) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.


Photo Of Chicago Marathon Runners On State Street. (AP Photo)

It’s A First–And Last–Time For ‘Beer Me’ Marathoner

WBBM’s Steve Miller has the story of one participant who was not worrying about finishing at the head of the pack.

WBBM Newsradio–10/11/2010

Thousands of runners participate in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 10, 2010 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Record Crowd Of 38,132 Runners At Chicago Marathon

A record crowd of just over 38,132 runners took part in this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2010

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Chicago Marathon Officials Not Sweating Heat

Chicago Marathon officials expect good conditions for most of Sunday’s race and aren’t sweating a forecast that calls for temperatures to reach about 80 degrees in the afternoon.


Chicago Marathon runner E.J. Scott is legally blind (CBS).

Blind Marathoner Running To Educate Public

Chicago Marathon runner E.J. Scott has Choroideremia and is legally blind.


Photo Of Merri Lazenby (Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Photo)

First-Time Marathoner Has Inspirational Story

She’s a nurse who donated a kidney to a co-worker. Now she’s running in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon to help kids fighting cancer.

WBBM Newsradio–10/08/2010

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Chicago Marathon Legends Will Return For 2010 Race

25-years ago Joan Benoit Samuelson and Steve Jones almost did the unthinkable. During the 1985 Chicago Marathon, Benoit Samuelson and Jones nearly set world marathon records on the same day. The performances of both runners […]