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Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 2:46 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Two Reigning Chicago Marathon Champs to Return This Year

Two Reigning Chicago Marathon Champs to Return This Year

Rita Jeptoo and Tatyana McFadden headline elite athlete field. Read »

Friday, Jun 13, 2014 at 1:34 PM
Marathon Training Tips: First Steps

Marathon Training Tips: First Steps

Chicago Marathon race director Carey Pinkowski says not that you're registered for the race, it's smart to consult a physician to get a green light before you're registered to go. Then it's time to find a... Watch »

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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By Associated Press

Three-Time Chicago Marathon Winner Banned for Doping

Three-Time Chicago Marathon Winner Banned for Doping

The Russian athletics federation said Tuesday it banned Shobukhova until next January for abnormal biological passport values and stripped her results from Oct. 9, 2009. Shobukhova won three times in Chicago and... Read »

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 8:14 AM
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By Colleen Connolly

Celebrities Who've Run the Chicago Marathon

Can you beat these celebrities' Chicago Marathon times? See Full Gallery »

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 1:32 PM
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By Associated Press, Stride Staff
      

Chicago Marathon Women's Champ Wins in Boston

Defending champion Rita Jeptoo of Kenya finished first in the women's elite field, setting a course record of 2:18:57. Jeptoo becomes the seventh three-time Boston Marathon champion. Read »

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 11:20 AM
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By Associated Press, Stride Staff
      

University of Illinois' McFadden Wins Boston Wheelchair Division

Tatyana McFadden of the University of Illinois has won the women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon for the second straight year. Read »

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 at 1:14 PM
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By Colleen Connolly

70,000+ Enter Chicago Marathon Lottery

70,000+ Enter Chicago Marathon Lottery

With only 45,000 spots available, marathon lottery applicants may need a back-up plan to get into the race. Read »

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 1:29 PM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Registration Closes for 2014 Shamrock Shuffle

Registration Closes for 2014 Shamrock Shuffle

Registration for the 35th annual Shamrock Shuffle, dubbed the world’s largest 8-kilometer road race, closed Thursday after the 40,000-participant cap was reached. Read »

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 7:51 AM
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By Lisa Balde
      

2014 Marathon Registration Begins

Registration for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon begins at noon Wednesday for guaranteed and lottery entries for the Oct. 12 race. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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By Lisa Balde

Chicago Marathon Postpones Race Registration

Chicago Marathon Postpones Race Registration

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has postponed race registration until March 19 to check its new system, organizers said. Read »

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