LOCAL ATHLETE PROFILES

As a niched publication, covering local-angled news and features is Chicago Athlete’s main goal. Because there are so many inspiring athletes in our area, this page strives to highlight as many as possible.

Athlete Profiles

Bobbe Greenberg: Chicago’s Ironman World Champion

At 73 years young, Bobbe Greenberg is doing the impossible: She’s getting faster. For the second straight year, the Highland Park resident won the...

October Athletes of the Month: Elizabeth Waterstraat and Linus Pagusara

Elizabeth Waterstraat Accomplishments Founded Multisport Mastery, Inc. Certified USA Triathlon Level II & Endurance Coach Won the 2019 Pleasant Prairie Triathlon What is your favorite triathlon...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

2018 Clif Bar Athletes of the Year: Daniel Kittaka and Erika...

You voted, and the results are in. Meet our 2018 Clif Bar Athletes of the Year, Daniel Kittaka and Erika Edmonson! We got the...

Chicago to Boston: Katherine Wuestenfeld

Last year, 896 Illinoisan runners represented at the 2018 Boston Marathon, so this year, we wanted to talk to a few of them heading...

Chicago to Boston: Griffin Schroeder

Last year, 896 Illinoisan runners represented at the 2018 Boston Marathon, so this year, we wanted to talk to a few of them heading...

From Chicago to Boston: Shelly Fuerte

Last year, 896 Illinoisan runners represented at the 2018 Boston Marathon, so this year, we wanted to talk to a few of them heading...

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

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,...

From Chicago to Boston: Jason Moderi

Last year, 896 Illinoisan runners represented at the 2018 Boston Marathon, so this year, we wanted to talk to a few of them heading...

From Chicago to Boston: Danrey Toth

Last year, 896 Illinoisan runners represented at the 2018 Boston Marathon, so this year, we wanted to talk to a few of them heading...