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Daniel Romanchuk Wins Chicago and Isn’t Slowing Down

At only 20-years-old, Daniel Romanchuk has been road racing for more than half of his life, and after his first marathon win on October...

November/December Athletes of the Month: Ruth Garippo and Alan Peterson

Ruth Garippo "I attended Lake Park High School and played volleyball, basketball, and soccer. My first time ever racing was my sophomore year of high...

October Athletes of the Month: Erika Edmonson and Emisael Favela

Erika Edmonson “I ran what I thought was my first and last marathon in 2005, bringing my camera to take pics throughout the Chicago neighborhoods,...

Everyday Athlete: Amy Saltzman, TEAM PAWS Chicago

This August, Amy Saltzman will compete in her first triathlon, but she is no stranger to competition. She has completed five marathons, including the...
Maria Larkin

Local Cyclocross Star: Maria Larkin

Maria Larkin is a standout in the local cyclocross scene, and while she discovered the sport in the United States, she's originally from Ireland....

August/September Athletes of the Month: Jane Bareikis and Tyler Woodward

Jane Barikis “I started running after my husband said I would be a good runner, At first I didn’t believe him, but he was right....

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...

May/June Athletes of the Month: Susan Niswander and Ryan Jaskiewicz

Susan Niswander “I’ve always run as a way of clearing my mind and keeping sane during crazy times. When my run times reached a...

Chicagoan Lawton Warzala Heads to Boston

On April 16, lifelong Chicagoan, Lawton Warzala will be running in the 122nd Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) charity...

March/April Clif Bar Athletes of the Month: Daniel Kittaka and Jamie Hershfang

Daniel Kittaka “I quickly became enamored with running after joining the cross country team while attending Northside Prep High School. Running provided me a community...