Before, During and After the Injury that Changed my Life

As someone who has been running for several years, I know how easy it is for runners to become a little compulsive about our...

Local Nun Stephanie Baliga Organizes Charity Running Team While Aiming for Olympic Trials

When University of Illinois track and cross country runner Stephanie Baliga broke her foot during her sophomore year, she was devastated and lost. “Up until...

Man’s Best Friend: Chicagoans Can Compete With Canines

It’s often been said that a dog is a “mans best friend.” Runners especially bond with their pets, as, like humans, they need exercise...

Tuesday Reviews-Day: Lululemon Run for Cold Jacket

Up until recently, I was very low-maintenance when it came to workout clothes; I’d go to Old Navy or Target, find one item that...

Take it For a Spin: Indoor Cycling Studios Rise in Popularity

It's dark and someone at the front of the room is screaming at you. You're pedaling as fast as you can as sweat pours...

Q&A with Jordan Hasay: New American Female Course Record Holder

Jordan Hasay was the first American female finisher at the 40th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and third overall female finisher. Jordan Hasay...

Training for a SuperSprint

For the Quinlans of La Grange Park, the Chicago Triathlon SuperSprint race, a 375-meter swim, 10K bike and 2.5K run for a total of...

Clif Bar Athlete of the Year: Marisa Hird

Marisa Hird had an outstanding year of running in 2014. She had high hopes of crushing her personal best in 2015 to qualify for...

PTO Seeks to Acquire Ironman: An interview with the new CEO

On Monday, the Pro Triathletes Organization (PTO) announced intentions to attempt to purchase the World Triathlon Corporation (Ironman). Ironman is currently owned by the...

City of Great Architecture

While the Bank of America Chicago Marathon course features plenty of entertainment—cheerleaders in Boystown, the Charity Block Party at Mile 14, lion dancers in...