Perks of Gravel Riding

Gravel riding and racing has grown immensely over the past few years; gone are its days as a weird-third cousin of road, gravel (or...

4 Chicago-Area Sprint Triathlons to Try This Summer

If you are a triathlete or a wanna-be triathlete, the Chicago area offers you a great deal of options for races.  While the races...

Local-Elite Preview

Matt Blume has a flair for the dramatic. So regardless of how his well-rehearsed trashing of a 2:28:38 marathon PR goes at the Bank of...
Chicago Triathlon

Everything You Need to Know Ahead of Chicago Triathlon Weekend

This weekend marks the 36th annual Chicago Triathlon. On Saturday and Sunday, nearly 10,000 athletes will swim in the waters of Lake Michigan, bike...

3 Ways To Add Volunteering & Spectating Into Your Training Schedule

All runners understand the importance of volunteers and spectators at races. Volunteers set up cones and help put together the start and finish line....

Saying Goodbye to Legendary York Cross Country Coach Joe Newton

Editor's Note: This story was originally published in January 2017. On Dec. 9, 2017, Joe Newton passed away in his home in Arizona. He...

Everyday Athlete: Paul Madison, American Red Cross

Paul Madison will be running his first marathon on Oct. 8, at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to challenge himself and raise money for...

2016 Clif Bar Athletes of the Year: Jeremy Rielley and Theresa Peterson

Jeremy Rielley  While many know Jeremy Rielley for his consecutive wins of the Chicago Triathlon in 2015 and 2016, what many don’t know is he...

Sunscreen for Athletes: A Non-Negotiable

It is finally beginning to warm up in Chicagoland. It may have taken until mid-June, but we are looking at a forecast of warmer...

The Great Compression Sock Debate

I have recently begun to explore the great compression sock debate. I've seen articles examining the science behind a compression sock. I've also seen...