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Damon King & Marisa Hird

Damon King     Damon King, a new face to the Chicago racing scene, has posted top 10 finishes in each of his past four races. King,...

Kevin Havel & Lauren Kersjes

  Kevin Havel                 Photo by OrangeCat Pictures Kevin Havel established himself as one to watch during his days at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, where he...

Emil Bojanov & Laura Batterink

Emil Bojanov   When Emil Bojanov’s family came to the United States roughly 15 years ago from Bulgaria, he needed to find a new sport. After...

Ryan Giuliano & Allie Walters

Ryan Giuliano   Ryan Giuliano has been a regular at the top of race results for years and the last few months have been no different....

Jason Ream & Fiona Carlon

Jason Ream   Stepping away from running helped Jason Ream find his stride again. The Cleveland native ran all his life, including competitively in high school...

Jeffrey Whiteman & Francine Haas

Jeffrey Whiteman                 Jeffrey Whiteman got his first taste of competitive cycling while on a family vacation in 1985 when he saw the Coors International Bike...

Bob LaRue & Columba Montes

  Bob LaRue                 What began as a bucket list item turned into a lifestyle for Bob LaRue. After completing his first Bank of America Chicago Marathon...

Peter Mone & Hailey Krzyston

Peter Mone   Peter Mone came to running later in life but since diving in has found his niche and has gone from causal runner to...

James Akita & Allie Walters

James Akita   James Akita began his running career in sixth grade and he continues to grow in the sport. After running track in college, Akita...

Sean Choate & Eileen Skisak

  Sean Choate What began as a way to stay in shape for soccer turned into a passion for Sean Choate. After joining track and field...