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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 »

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014 at 3:28 PM
Marathon Training Tips: Fighting Gravity

Marathon Training Tips: Fighting Gravity

NBC 5's Mike Adamle speaks with Nike master trainer Emily Hutchins about training methods designed to fight gravity on the latter end of your marathon race. Watch »

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014 at 2:35 PM
Marathon Training Tips: Tempo Runs

Marathon Training Tips: Tempo Runs

CARA Executive Director Wendy Jaehn talks with Mike Adamle about stepping up your training routine with tempo runs. Watch »

Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 3:24 PM
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By Maggie Jenkins

Guidelines For Surviving the Lakefront Trail

Guidelines For Surviving the Lakefront Trail

If you've ever taken to the Chicago Lakefront Trail on a summer Saturday morning, you know it's a jungle out there. But if everyone follows the rules, your experience will be a good one. Read »

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 at 2:30 PM
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By Chris Narbone

Lose the Cords While Working Out

Lose the Cords While Working Out

Do you run to music or a podcast? If so, then consider enhancing your listening experience by cutting the cord and going to wireless headphones. Read »

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