| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Chicagoans alive for the Michael Jordan era know how thrilling—and how difficult—it can be to pull off a three-peat. When the wheelchair portion of the Chicago Marathon kicks off Sunday, Paralympic gold medal winner Tatyana McFadden will be...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:25 PM
A New York para-athlete has become the first American woman handcyclist to complete the Ironman World Championship — defeating a Chicago woman competing for the same honor.
In the 17-hour triathlon Saturday in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Susan Katz, a...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Basketball season is starting early this year.
Well, at least the basketball chatter.
That's because on Oct. 2, the Yasso/Rothrock Christmas City Classic will be holding a special event at the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinema at SteelStacks in Bethlehem....
| Sep 14, 2012
| 7:09 AM
Greta Neimanas was bummed about coming home from the Paralympics that ended Sunday in London without a medal.
It was even more disappointing for the road and track cyclist from Chicago that she came so close – fourth in the road time trial,...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 12:09 PM
University of Illinois freshman Raymond Martin won his second Paralympics gold medal Monday afternoon.
Martin rolled to victory in the wheelchair 400 at London’s Olympic Stadium with a time of 58.54 seconds. Tomoya Ito of Japan was second in 1:00....
| 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’...
| Dec 21, 2012
Army veteran Melissa Stockwell has one strong, healthy leg. The other is a scarred, 6-inch stump that she has proudly nicknamed "Little Leg."
The Bucktown woman throws birthday parties for this shortened limb, always dresses it in her favorite colors...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Dathan Ritzenhein refused to get carried away.
Nine miles into Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Ritzenhein found himself running faster than he planned and only some 10 seconds behind the lead pack, much closer than he expected at that point....
| Aug 11, 2012
The Paralympic Games don't get as much attention as the Olympics, but the stories are often more inspiring — among them, people who experience severe physical trauma and come out stronger on the other side. That's what happened with Casey Tibbs....
| Aug 3, 2012
| 4:32 PM
A very mini Mini is stealing a tiny bit of the spotlight at this summer's Olympic Games in London. BMW is putting quarter-scale versions of the Mini Cooper to work at the track and field events at Olympic Stadium, retrieving......
| Sep 6, 2012
| 4:23 PM
I have known Fred and Noga Nir-Kistler for several years now and could not have been happier to learn on Wednesday that Noga won the bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke while swimming for Team USA in the Paralympic Games in London. Yes, a gold or...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 4:23 AM
Noga-Nir Kistler, the Whitehall High graduate and Salisbury Township native who will be representing the U.S.A. in the 2012 London Paralympic Games in London, will be featured on this morning's "Eye Opener" show on WPHL-17. The show runs from 6-8 a.m....