Over 35 years of running and 40-plus marathons, Matt Fitzgerald never felt he’d truly achieved his potential over 26.2 miles. This year, he decided to train for the Chicago Marathon using an entirely different approach—as an elite. He moved to Flagstaff, Arizona—at 7,000 feet of altitude—and trained with the Northern Arizona Elite team under coach Ben Rosario. “It’s really been an amazing experience in that now, at 46, I am as fit as I’ve ever been. I am capable of running as well as I ever have, but in a different way.” Hear more on this week’s #WeGotGoals.
From an 81-year-old debut to a speedy teacher, these marathoners triumphed in the Windy City. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Kelly Herron says running provided power to fight off her attacker. Finishing 26.2 will offer closure. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Safety and security concerns shift his target to a November race. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
If you plan ahead, you can probably spot your runner in several places. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Forty years after the Windy City’s first 26.2-miler, these are the people who keep the party going. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
Fred Miller and Shae Brown will run Chicago to honor Alyssa Miller’s life—and the second chance her death gave Brown. Read the full article for Runner’s World.
From his childhood in Canada, Bryan Bickell had his sights set on two big goals: Playing in the National Hockey League and winning the Stanley Cup. Hear more on this week’s #WeGotGoals.
No magical top can speed you to a personal-best race time or eke out that last rep for you. But feeling confident in your skin—and what’s covering it—can certainly affect how motivated you feel to work out. Read the full article for aSweatLife.com.
Pencil shavings and heartbreak. Akin to licking a flagpole. The product of a gypsy curse. No matter how I’ve heard it described, Malört – a wormwood-based liqueur that’s become Chicago’s booziest inside joke – doesn’t exactly sound like the drink of champions. Read the full story for aSweatLife.com.