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Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 3:29 AM

5 Things to Know about the 2014 Chicago Marathon

5 Things to Know about the 2014 Chicago Marathon

Dreams will come true and goals will be achieved for elite and everyday athletes alike at the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 3:18 AM
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By Marcus Riley

10 Memorable Chicago Marathons

From the time the first runners crossed the finish line in 1977, the Chicago... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 1:13 AM
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By Marcus Riley

2014 Chicago Marathon: By the Numbers

A numerical roundup of what makes the Bank of America Chicago Marathon so... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 1:12 AM

Elevated Security Remains for 2014 Chicago Marathon

Elevated Security Remains for 2014 Chicago Marathon

Marathon officials reviewed and updated security procedures after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, and those security measures will remain in place this year. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 1:11 AM

Elite Athletes Could Produce Blazing Chicago Marathon

Elite Athletes Could Produce Blazing Chicago Marathon

Defending champion Rita Jeptoo, Kenenisa Bekele and Eliud Kipchoge will be looking for personal best times on traditionally fast course. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 1:15 AM

How to Find Runners After the Chicago Marathon

Not running the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, but have friends and family who are? You'll definitely want to be able to stay updated on their progress in the sea of runners and easily find them after the fact. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 1:09 AM
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By Marcus Riley

10 Bars to Help Ease the Post-Marathon Pain

You've trained hard all year and fulfilled your goal of running the 2014 Bank of... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 1:05 AM
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By Marcus Riley

10 Spots to Carbo Load Before the Marathon

Be sure to put the right ingredients in your stomach the night before the... See Full Gallery »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Celeb Chef Graham Elliot Tackles Chicago Marathon

Celeb Chef Graham Elliot Tackles Chicago Marathon

Elliot and his wife, Allie, are running for SmileTrain Team Empower, an international charity that provides cleft palate surgery to those in need. Watch »

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 at 11:33 PM
Dad Runs Marathon for Son With Autism

Dad Runs Marathon for Son With Autism

Dan Padilla discusses running the Chicago Marathon to raise money for autism research and his 17-year-old son, Joshua, who is autistic and plays high school football. Watch »

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