| Sep 1, 2013
| 5:21 PM
An online posting that intimated someone had dumped a body in Chicago's Jackson Park ignited a torrent of concern among social media users over the weekend and even prompted police to scour the area.
The posting occurred on a website called PostSecret....
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Evanston runner John Schroeder had just finished the Boston Marathon when he heard what sounded like pieces of construction equipment falling off a building. Yet he didn't believe it when someone said the race course had been bombed.
Who, he thought,...
| Oct 10, 2013
Rules on drinking and eating for a marathon have been fluid over the past three decades. Here's the latest advice from experts.
• When you feel thirsty, drink. "Listen to your body," exercise scientist Tim Noakes wrote in his book on overhydration,...
| Oct 10, 2013
Like many runners, Brian Tolsma worries that once he starts feeling thirsty during a hard workout, he's in trouble: His body has started to break down.
That's why Tolsma will force down as much water as possible on the day before Sunday's Bank of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:18 PM
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has drawn plenty of ire in the baseball world as he continues to fight his 211-game suspension from Major League Baseball for allegedly using performance-enhancing drugs.
But MLB Network analyst Peter...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:11 PM
While security was on the minds of many during their 26.2 mile journey through the city's streets, participants didn't let it stop them as the winning runner set a new course record in what has become a historic Chicago Marathon.
Dennis Kimetto of Kenya...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:45 AM
The government shutdown won't shut down the New York City Marathon, but it could shift things around a little.
Race organizers are working on a plan to move the event's staging area, currently set for Fort Wadsworth, a federally operated facility on...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 5:31 PM
One moment sums up the festivities in Boston on Saturday: Amid screams and cheering crowds dressed in red, the Red Sox's Jonny Gomes carefully placed the gilded World Series Trophy on the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and draped over it a "Boston...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 9:27 AM
It might be premature to compare the “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” franchise with the long-running “Law & Order” franchise, but the similarities are there. Both NBC franchises were created by legendary producer Dick...
| Oct 7, 2013
Conquer adversity. Rise to the top. Maintain excellence.
Chalk talk for a football team's locker room? Perhaps, but for world-class wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden, those words represent more than a mere rah-rah cry.
The 2013 Boston Marathon...
| Sep 24, 2013
Evanston resident Kevin Valentine, 55, ran the Boston Marathon for the fourth time in April, enjoying the beautiful weather while maintaining a moderate pace because of a sore leg from running downhill through the route.
After he finished, it took about...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Meet Chuck Aron. This 67-year-old dynamo has run half-marathons, full marathons, raced in Chicago, raced in Boston, raised thousands of dollars for charity — and is the inspiration for “Chuck’s Chicks,” a group of women he...