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Friday, Sep 5, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Chicago Half Marathon Takes to the Streets Sunday

Chicago Half Marathon Takes to the Streets Sunday

Nearly 10,000 runners will take to the streets Sunday for the 18th annual Chicago Half Marathon and Hyundai Hope on Wheels 5K. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014 at 12:01 AM
Marathon Training Tips: Use a Pace Team

Marathon Training Tips: Use a Pace Team

Julian Gordon, a NIKE+ Pace team member, discusses the benefits of running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with a pace team. Watch »

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 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 »

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 »

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