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.
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.
The annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon means hundreds of millions of dollars for the local economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Registration for the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon closed in record time on Thursday as 45,000 participants signed up in 31 days.
The 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon registration will begin at midnight (CST) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011.
WBBM’s Steve Miller has the story of one participant who was not worrying about finishing at the head of the pack.
A record crowd of just over 38,132 runners took part in this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
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 has Choroideremia and is legally blind.
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.
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 […]