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

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...

Everyday Athlete: Tim Fletcher, Project Purple

Five years ago, when Tim Fletcher’s friend invited him to run a 5k, he realized his best excuse not to was a coffee and...

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....

Daniel Romanchuk Wins Chicago and Isn’t Slowing Down

At only 20-years-old, Daniel Romanchuk has been road racing for more than half of his life, and after his first marathon win on October...

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,...

Everyday Athlete: Amy Saltzman, TEAM PAWS Chicago

This August, Amy Saltzman will compete in her first triathlon, but she is no stranger to competition. She has completed five marathons, including the...

Local Cyclocross Star: Maria Larkin

Maria Larkin is a standout in the local cyclocross scene, and while she discovered the sport in the United States, she's originally from Ireland....

August/September Athletes of the Month: Jane Bareikis and Tyler Woodward

Jane Barikis “I started running after my husband said I would be a good runner, At first I didn’t believe him, but he was right....

Everyday Athlete: Kathleen Hooper – Erika’s Lighthouse

Last October, Kathleen Hooper trained for and successfully completed her first marathon at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. This year, she is back...

May/June Athletes of the Month: Susan Niswander and Ryan Jaskiewicz

Susan Niswander “I’ve always run as a way of clearing my mind and keeping sane during crazy times. When my run times reached a...

Chicagoan Lawton Warzala Heads to Boston

On April 16, lifelong Chicagoan, Lawton Warzala will be running in the 122nd Boston Marathon as part of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) charity...

March/April Clif Bar Athletes of the Month: Daniel Kittaka and Jamie...

Daniel Kittaka “I quickly became enamored with running after joining the cross country team while attending Northside Prep High School. Running provided me a community...

Everyday Athlete: Keith Holzmueller, Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association

Keith Holzmueller has been running for nearly 50 years, and will run his 13th career marathon in 2018 at the Bank of America Chicago...

Meet our 2018 Chicago Athlete Ambassador Team

This year, we have 12 awesome athletes representing on our 2018 Chicago Athlete ambassador team. Located all over the Chicagoland area, they will go...

January/February Athletes of the Month: Douglas Beattie and Missy Bacik

Douglas Beattie Douglas Beattie’s running career started in the mid-1980’s when he joined track in high school; his events were the mile and two mile,...