| Sep 4, 2012
| 9:26 AM
Tatyana McFadden, a junior at the University of Illinois and two-time Chicago Marathon wheelchair winner, has added a first Paralympic gold medal to an already impressive career resume.
McFadden romped to victory in the 400 meters Monday at London’...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 12:42 PM
Hope Solo and Abby Wambach attended a Bank of America Chicago Marathon party at Sunda Saturday. The U.S. soccer stars were part of a relay team that participated in Sunday's marathon. Dennis Farina and his "Last Rites of Joe May" co-star Marshall Allman...
| Oct 8, 2010
| 9:05 AM
As the Chicago Marathon is upon us, I find myself thinking of places where books and running-- two major aspects of my life-- overlap.
Initially, these two great loves of mine didn't intersect much at all. While running did clear my head and put me in...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:58 PM
I got an email Tuesday from Weldon Johnson, editor of the invaluable track & field / running website letsrun.com, alerting me to its exclusive story reporting four-Chicago Marathon winner Khalid Khannouchi has retired from competitive running.
| Oct 9, 2011
| 5:39 PM
Firefighter William Caviness was a life-long athlete and veteran marathoner from North Carolina who signed up for the Chicago race aiming to raise $2,000 for burn victims.
He raised nearly $2,500 before the race, and his supporters followed his...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 6:49 AM
You don’t want to train for the long run in a short time. Dathan Ritzenhein knew that in January, when he ran the U.S. Olympic Marathon trials in Houston after two Achilles tendon surgeries in the previous 10 months had kept him from training for...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 8:17 AM
Why not have a women's marathon world record category for days with 39 percent humidity?
Or another one for days when the sun shines more than two hours?
Or one for courses with fewer than six turns? More than 11? That run across the 49th parallel?...
| Oct 26, 2011
Men who spend little time in the sun, live in northern locales or have dark skin may need to increase their intake of vitamin D to prevent deficiency, a Northwestern University medical researcher has found.
Vitamin D is required for the proper absorption...
| Mar 4, 2012
On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city.
| Jul 28, 2011
As he trained next to an Alpine lake in St. Moritz, Switzerland last week, Ryan Hall turned the workout into a simulation of the reason why he will compete in the Oct. 9 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
Hall ran 45 minutes as if he were in the lead...
| Oct 6, 2011
Antioxidant-rich products promise an easy way to stave off disease. Simply swallow two softgels daily or knock back a glass of goji-pomegranate juice and the "supercritical" compounds will neutralize those nasty free radicals that threaten your health....
| Apr 19, 2012
I see it in my Facebook feed and Twitter stream more often than I probably should. So-and-so is listening to Baby Got Back by Six Mix-a-Lot on Spotify.
We understand you like big butts and cannot lie, but do you really want to announce that to the world?...