Eliot Wineberg published the first issue of Chicago Athlete in the spring of 1987. He began as an avid swimmer, which naturally led into triathlons–the sport that introduced him to his wife, Clara.
Growing up in rural Iowa, Gleason learned the meaning of hard work early in her life. That work ethic shines through in every issue of Chicago Athlete. Her career has taken her all over the country, from Nebraska to Colorado and finally to here in Chicago. As an athlete, Gleason enjoys swimming and cycling.
Jeremy Solomon has been with Chicago Athlete since 1994. His background: Played soccer, got a law degree, worked in publishing and played more soccer. Then, Jeremy came to Chicago from England and met Eliot and as they say, the rest is history. Jeremy is married to Rachel and has one daughter, Zoe, and in spite of regular running, he rarely manages to keep up with either of them.
The fastest member of the Chicago Athlete staff, Jonathan Cain is a former collegiate athlete, running both cross country and track at Hope College where he graduated in 2004. He currently volunteers as the assistant cross country and track coach at Elk Grove High School.
Mandi has been running since high school and enjoys racing 3-4 times a month throughout Chicago and Milwaukee. She ran her first marathon at the 2007 LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon and her first Boston in 2019. Mandi is an Illinois licensed attorney and is an avid weekend race warrior.