Everyday Athlete: Kathleen Hooper – Erika’s Lighthouse

Last October, Kathleen Hooper trained for and successfully completed her first marathon at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This year, she is back...

6 Reasons to Support Your Community Triathlon

When temperatures are still hovering above freezing, local community triathlon race directors are working on their event checklists, fine-tuning details such as ordering finisher...

Preparing Kids for Their First Triathlon

Triathlons can seem daunting, but they are simply three different activities done consecutively. The nature of participating in a swim, then a bike, then...

Top 10 Tips for First-Time Triathletes

Congratulations! You’ve decided to sign up for your first triathlon!  You are about to embark on an awesome journey that can be so empowering and...

Marathon Training Tips from Local Superstar Kristen Heckert

You may have heard of her when she finished as the 16th female at the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Or maybe you saw...

Road Running vs. Trail Running

In some ways, comparing road running to trail running is like comparing apples to oranges; it’s nearly impossible to do. After all, the similarities...

Q&A: Doug McConnell, Co-Founder of A Long Swim

The first A Long Swim Event is June 3 in Lake Zurich. For more information on the events, visit http://alongswim.org.  Q: How did you first get...

9 Local Fall Marathon Training Groups

The first week of June in Chicago means one thing for runners: the start of marathon training. Whether you’re targeting the Bank of America...

How to Buy Your First Set of Cycling Shoes

Your cycling shoes are the most important point of contact between you and your bike. It allows the transfer of power from you to...

How MB Bike the Drive Benefits Chicago Athletes Year-Round

Every Memorial Day weekend, 15 miles of Lakeshore Drive are closed down for five hours to allow residents of Chicago and surrounding areas to...
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