Last Men Standing: The Eight Men Who Have Finished Every Chicago Marathon

Just 4,200 runners crossed the first starting line of the then-Mayor Daley Marathon in 1977. Only half of them finished. In the 37 years...

The Out-of-Town Marathoner’s Guide to Chicago

You can handle a 26.2-mile tour around Chicago, but you’re lost when it comes to filling in the rest of your marathon weekend. We’ve...

Spectator Viewing Areas for Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon course covers 29 neighborhoods over 26.2 miles, giving the 1.7 million spectators numerous options for viewing the event....

Chicago Triathlon Changes: New Course, New Start Sequence, New Wave, and More

On June 5, Life Time - The Healthy Way of Life Company, in partnership with the City of Chicago, announced major changes for the...

Dare2tri Empowers Athletes with Disabilities One Race at a Time

Believe it or not, no USA Triathlon-sanctioned paratriathlon club existed in the United States until Chicago’s very own dare2tri broke the mold in January...

Running Pains: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure close to...

Ask enough runners about their goals while training for a race, and you’ll likely hear a common theme: “Stay healthy.” From mild shin splints...

Never, Never, Never Give Up

For as long as she can remember, Mary Kate Callahan’s life has been anything but ordinary. Before she turned 6 months old, Callahan contracted transverse...

Stand Up Paddle Boarding: Summer’s Coolest Sport

This time of year, the Chicago lakefront bursts with runners, cyclists, swimmers, triathletes and kayakers. But if you want a unique way to experience...

The draw of weekday road races

From the city to the suburbs, summer marks the beginning of weeknight road race season in Chicago. The draw of these nighttime festivities varies...

Taming the Wild West

Booming West Loop a Hotbed for Fitness Sports   Back in the mid-1980s, the idea of participating in sports in the West Loop involved trying to...