Chicago Marathon

Amber Miller, 27, ran the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and then gave birth to her daughter, June, about seven hours later. (Credit: CBS)

Woman Gives Birth After Running Marathon

Amber Miller was expecting her child at any moment — but that didn’t stop her from finishing Sunday’s Chicago Marathon.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

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

Countless Stories Amid Thousands Of Marathon Runners

As the thousands of runners made their way through a colorful 26.2 miles of the city during the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, with every stride and every burst of encouragement, there was a story.

CBS 2–10/09/2011

William Caviness, a firefighter from Greensboro, N.C., collapsed and died while running the 2011 Chicago Marathon (Credit

Fireman From N.C. Dies Running Chicago Marathon

A firefighter from Greensboro, N.C., collapsed in the South Loop while running the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and died about two hours later.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2011

Danielle Rutkowski holds a poster of her husband, Pete, as she waits to see him run in the Chicago Marathon. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Marathon Fans Competing Too – To Be Seen In The Crowd

The best part of being a spectator at the marathon – other than watching the runners – is looking at the signs along the route.

WBBM Newsradio–10/09/2011

Moses Mosop set a new record for the Chicago Marathon with his win on Sunday, while Liliya Shobukhova won the women's Chicago Marathon for the third straight year. (Credit: Nam Y. Huh/AP)

Mosop, Shobukhova Win Chicago Marathon Titles

Kenya’s Moses Mosop set a course record Sunday to win the Chicago Marathon and Russia’s Liliya Shobukhova claimed the women’s title to become the race’s first three-peat champion.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2011

This group of runners plan to run 100 miles this weekend, including the Chicago Marathon, as part of a rund-raising project. (CBS)

Charity Runners Will Each Do The Equivalent Of Four Marathons This Weekend

The Chicago Marathon is 26.2 miles for most participants. But, as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, for four runners, it will mark the end of a 100-mile run to help children a world away from Chicago.


John Tilgner

9 Men Have Run In Every Chicago Marathon

This Sunday will mark the 34th Chicago Marathon, and for nine men, it will mark their 34th Chicago Marathon.

WBBM Newsradio–10/07/2011

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

Chicago Marathon Organizers Ready, Set

The weather forecast for this weekend’s Chicago Marathon calls for temperatures in the mid- to high-70s, which is definitely on the warm side for running 26 miles.


Liliya Shobukhova of the Russian Federation wins the womens race in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:20:26 on October 10, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images)

Shobukhova Poised To Win 3rd Straight Chicago Marathon

There are over 45,000 runners registered to compete in the 34th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

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Running Coach: Many First-Timers Among Marathon Runners

The Chicago Marathon is Sunday, and many first-time marathoners are among the thousands of runners participating to raise money for charities.

WBBM Newsradio–10/06/2011

Dan and Susan Plyter and their toddler, Will, who suffers from leukemia. Susan is running in the Chicago Marathon with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society team. (Plyter Family Photos)

Evanston Woman Among Thousands Running Marathon For Charity

Among the 45,000 runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday will be 10,000 people who are running for charity.

WBBM Newsradio–10/05/2011

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

Chicago Marathon

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.