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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 1:38 AM
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By Marcus Riley

French Runner Completes Thrilling Come-From-Behind Victory

If there's one thing a track coach will always tell you, it's to run through the finish line. And never let up at the end of race. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 at 1:11 AM
Marathon Training Tips: Mental and Physical Balance

Marathon Training Tips: Mental and Physical Balance

Dr. Philip Skiba discusses the importance of having mental focus as well as the physical aspects of training for a marathon. Watch »

Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 12:50 PM
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By Stride Staff

Chicago Triathlon Kicks Off Saturday

Chicago Triathlon Kicks Off Saturday

Pro triathletes will battle for their share of a $40,000 prize: Mens and women's top performers will grab as much as $8,500 each. Read »

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM

How to Train Your Brain for Ultra Distances

How to Train Your Brain for Ultra Distances

Anyone who has run beyond a marathon knows that pain and suffering is going to be a part of the experience, but conquering that pain and suffering makes completing the task that much sweeter. Read »

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 at 11:45 AM
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By BJ Lutz

2013 Marathon Economic Impact Exceeded $250M

2013 Marathon Economic Impact Exceeded $250M

The 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon generated more than $253 million worth of economic activity for the area, race officials announced Thursday. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 2:34 PM
Marathon Training Tip: Run For Change

Marathon Training Tip: Run For Change

Denise Sorreal of "Run For Change" discusses a tragedy in her life and how that experience motivated her to help train others for the Chicago Marathon. Watch »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 1:15 AM

Vacation Running: Florence, Italy

Vacation Running: Florence, Italy

Celia proves that going on vacation doesn't mean having to toss aside your training regimen. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Three-time Olympic Medalist to Run Chicago Marathon

Three-time Olympic Medalist to Run Chicago Marathon

Kenenisa Bekele, three-time Olympic Gold medalist and 18-time World Championship medalist from Ethiopia, will compete in the Chicago Marathon Oct. 12. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 at 2:45 PM
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By Joey Mandeville

Break Your Marathon Prep Into Pieces

Break Your Marathon Prep Into Pieces

The 2014 Chicago Marathon will be Stride blogger Joey Mandeville's first. He'll be sharing his training regimen and thoughts leading up to the big day. Read »

Friday, Aug 8, 2014 at 8:30 PM
Marathon Training Tip:  Long Runs

Marathon Training Tip: Long Runs

Tera Moody talks about the importance of incorporating long runs into your training regimen. Watch »

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