Top 15 Chicago Athlete Headlines from 2017


Throughout 2017, headlines regarding the 40th Bank of America Chicago Marathon, marathon and triathlon training tips, and local stores and reviews took over our webpage. Take a look at the top 15 Chicago Athlete headlines from 2017, and reflect on the year you had as an endurance athlete to set yourself up for 2018.

15. Chicago Athlete Road Trip: Run Galesburg Run 2017 – June 5

The Run Galesburg Run is a big-time production that a lot of larger races could really take a closer look at if they want to learn how to do things right.

14. 70 Illinois Turkey Trots to Choose This Thanksgiving – November 2

The biggest running holiday of the year does not go unnoticed in Illinois

13. Tuesday Reviews-Day: Lululemon Pace Perfect Bra – June 27

Lululemon’s Pace Perfect Bra has a pocket in the back to store your phone; so obvious yet so brilliant!

12. Ironman Equipment: Road vs. Tri Bike – April 7

The biggest purchase you’ll make as a triathlete is your bike – and not just in terms of money spent.

11. Local Women’s Team Wins Shamrock Shuffle – April 4

Five women from the New Balance Chicago running team stood on the first place podium at the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K.

10. Inside the Bod Pod: Fast, Easy and Accurate – January 19

The Bod Pod uses air displacement technology and is considered to be the gold standard of body composition measurement. It is as accurate as hydrostatic (underwater) weighing, but quicker and easier to perform.

9. Chicago’s Second Running Gym Opens This Month – August 2

Runn Chicago, the city’s second-ever running gym, opens in August, following the opening of Chicago’s first running gym, Runner’s High Studio by just a month. Both classes offer unique group treadmill classes to runners – and aspiring runners – of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels.

8. Running a Marathon on a Whim – January 18

When the 2017 Walt Disney World Half Marathon turned into a FULL marathon with 36 hours’ notice.

7. Tips on Spectating the Chicago Marathon – September 27

While spectating is a great experience, it can also be a very long morning.

6. Tips on Marathon Tapering – September 20

With runners experiencing a growing sense of urgency to be race ready, we reached out to some of the most experienced leaders in Chicago marathon running who lead CARA marathon training sites for their best final tips.

5. What Your Ponytail Says About Your Form – August 30

Excessive ponytail swing can be an indication of poor run economy as it indicates too much vertical and lateral movement or ‘bounce’ in your form.

4. Q&A with Jordan Hasay: New American Female Course Record Holder – October 25

Jordan Hasay was the first American female finisher at the 40th Annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon, and third overall female finisher. Jordan Hasay broke Joan Benoit Samuelson’s course record with a time of 2:20:57.

3. In Wake of Closing, U-Sole Owner Wants to Bring Awareness to Small Businesses – September 22

On September 8, Universal Sole Running Store owner Joel Feinberg announced that at the end of the month, the store’s doors will close.

2. Tuesday Reviews-Day: Physiclo Resistance Pants – May 2

“Physiclo’s patented technology uses multiple layers of elastic bands and panels, stretching over different muscle groups, to generate safe, low-impact resistance across a full range of motion,” its website says.
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Holly's running career began in high school; after being bummed about not making the volleyball team her sophomore year, she decided to join some of her middle school friends on the cross country team. She also did track in the fall, where the 1600 m race was her niche. Since then, she has run many distance races, and is going for her first marathon at the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon this October. She graduated from Illinois State University in May 2016 with a degree in journalism, and is working towards her Master in Arts in New Media and Marketing.


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