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...

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...

March Clif Bar Athletes of the Month: Kimberly Horner and Eric Hofmann

Kimberly Horner - Running Accomplishments: 2019 Female Winner of F^3 Half Marathon Ran cross country and track at Oxford University How did you start running? I grew up...

February Clif Bar Athletes of the Month: Tricia Marks and Lee Jarvis

Tricia Marks “I started running in high school in the early 1980's, and ran at the University of Iowa in both cross country and track,...

January/February 2019 Athletes of the Month: Riley McInerney and Grace Wasielewski

Riley McInerney “I started running like most kids: in middle school track. However, my...

Vote for the 2018 CLIF Bar Athletes of the Year

Over the past year, we’ve introduced to you a diverse set of outstanding athletes who have been named CLIF Bar Athletes of the Month....

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,...