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September Athletes of the Month: Angela Homberg and Randy Kester

Angela Homberg Accomplishments: Winner of 2019 Woodridge Mini Triathlon How did you start running marathons? I would run on this horribly tiny track at the health...

An Ironman for Jackson

When he was just two months old, Jackson Aaron erupted into a violent seizure that lasted about 40 minutes. His parents, Jeff and Karina,...

Everyday Athlete: Bridget O’Brien, Muscular Dystrophy Association: Team Momentum

On Sunday, October 13, Bridget O’Brien will be running her ninth career marathon at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. She has been running...

August Clif Bar Athletes of the Month: Andrea Kruszka and Dhruvil Patel

Andrea Kruszka Accomplishments: Recovered from MS flare up and return to running Win 2019 Soldier Field 10 Miler with time of 1:03:36 Placed seventh in...

July Athletes of the Month: Ryan Verchota and Rachel Wills

Ryan Verchota Accomplishments: Complete the silver Rush 50-miler in Leadville Was a guide at the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon What was your experience...

Everyday Athlete: Caylei Vogelzang, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

Growing up in Ashland, Oregon, Caylei Vogelzang has always been focused on physical fitness, health and wellness. She ran cross country and track in...

Beer and Running: How Tim Faith Blends His Two Passions

You may recognize Tim Faith as the guy sporting Goose Island attire at local races. As a brewer for the company, this marathoner (who...

May Clif Bar Athletes of the Month: Stephen Clevenger and Katie Zawacki Tosh

Stephen Clevenger  Accomplishments: Second Illinois finisher at the 2019 Boston Marathon, 63 overall, with time of 2:27:15 Finished in top 50 in debut marathon at...

April Athletes of the Month: Kristina Aubert and Matt Diamond

Kristina Aubert Accomplishments: Qualified for the Olympic Trials in her first marathon while injured First place female at the 2018 Illinois Christie Clinic Half...

Meet the 2019 Chicago Athlete Ambassador Team

Over the last several years, our ambassadors have brought race coverage to you nearly every weekend to help you find races that you might...