Runners jog past the Cortland Street bridge over the North Branch of the Chicago River. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Best Summer Half Marathons In Chicago

The benefits of running are numerous. Some do it purely for physical health, while some find it helps with mental health, too. Others simply find running fun, enjoying the rush that comes with the challenge.


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Gary To Host Its First Marathon On Oct. 27

The city of Gary has announced it will host its first-ever marathon, and some shorter races, in less than two weeks along the lakefront.


Marathon runner. (Credit: Patrick McDermott / Getty Images)

Woman Training For Half-Marathon Gives Birth, Didn’t Know She Was Pregnant

Trish Stain thought the severe back pain she was experiencing stemmed from intense training for a half-marathon.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2013

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Chicago Runner Aims To Achieve Rare Marathon Feat

A Chicago lawyer who coaches runners and runs marathons leaves for Antarctica this week, to attempt a feat few have ever accomplished: completing marathons on all 7 continents, and in all 50 U.S. states.

WBBM Newsradio–02/25/2013

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West Side Gas Station Employee Shot Dead In Robbery

An East Garfield Park neighborhood gas station employee was found shot and killed early Friday, following a robbery.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2012

Marathon Registration

February 1, 2012 – CBS 2 News at 6AM Dust off your running shoes and get to a computer, because registration begins for the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Runners can begin signing up […]


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

39 weeks and 26.2 miles …???

One of the things Dan found quite odd in preparation for today’s show was finding out that a pregnant woman ran yesterday’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon. That’s not the strangest part, the strange part […]

670 The Score–10/10/2011

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Thousands Lace Up For Chicago’s Shamrock Shuffle

A Chicago road race that’s seen rain and snow in the past few years had tens of thousands of runners sweating in the heat.


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Officials: Man Committed Suicide At Sauk Village Gas Station

A 23-year-old man found shot in the chest at a south suburban gas station over the weekend committed a suicide, officials said.