| Oct 10, 2013
| 4:48 PM
As runners began arriving for the 36th annual Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and race officials welcomed them and feted eight athletes who have crossed the finish line every time since the race began in 1977.
It will be the first...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Amid the bedlam, terror and despair, we must focus on this. We must never forget this: Goodness still abounds. Courage is plentiful. People can be, and often are, heroes.
As the surreal video of the Boston Marathon bombing looped over and over on TV, I,...
| Jul 25, 2013
Whether you post on a Facebook profile with 20 followers or are in charge of a big brand with 20,000, everyone should have a social media crisis plan. The recent outcry over Rolling Stone's decision to put Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev...
| Jun 20, 2013
For me, following someone on social media is a lot like dating. I like to learn a little about them first before going all the way.
Following. Following is all the way. Sorry if you were expecting something else, but this isn't that kind of column. When...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
One of the strangest scenes to come out of the Boston Marathon bombings is the discomfiting image of an angry Zubeidat Tsarnaev defending her two sons, the dead and the living.
As a parent, I can understand the strong and conflicting emotions one would...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:34 AM
The ING Hartford Marathon will kick off Saturday morning at 8 a.m. with about 15,000 runners expected to participate in the marathon, half-marathon, 5K and kids K races.
There is still time to sign up Friday for the races at the race expo, from 11...
| 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...
| 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 17, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Boston was a rough-and-tumble city when I knew it in my teens and early 20s. It was, as Seth Mnookin suggests in “Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love” (Mariner: 354 pp., $16 paper), defined by “the Combat Zone and Filene&...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 10:58 AM
A friend of Ibragim Todashev, the Chechen man shot dead in Orlando in May while under FBI questioning about the Boston Marathon bombing, remained jailed Saturday in Central Florida.
Ashurmamad Miraliev, 20, was arrested Wednesday in Orange County on...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When Ryan Hopper heads toward the finish line at the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon next month, he knows those marathoners he ran with in the Boston Marathon in April will be deeply embedded in his thoughts.
“I want to run for the runners...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:41 PM
It was a mystery that ended in sadness: A body found in the Providence River earlier this week has been identified as missing Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, Rhode Island officials announced Thursday.
The discovery of Tripathi's body closed a...