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“Nothing can hold a candle to the infectious energy and inspiration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. ” Chicago has enough athletic events to cater to fans of any sport, but in my opinion, nothing can hold a candle to the infectious energy and inspiration of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. With 45,000 participants from around the city, the state, the country and the globe filling 26.2 miles of Chicago’s roadways, along which stand 1.7 million cheering fans, the marathon stands in a category of its own. Whether you run or watch the race, marathon day requires plenty of preparation. If you’ll run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the first time or 38th time this fall, we have advice for you, with tips for experienced runners (page 32) and novice runners (page 34) in this issue. Athletes have trained for months to get ready for their victory lap, and while spectating may not necessitate 18 weeks of training, it helps to have a plan to succeed on Oct. 11. If you’ll be supporting runners along the course this year, check out 10 tips you need to know on page 36. The marathon course features plenty of entertainment, but if you’d like to add a little education to your tour of the city, don’t miss our guide to Chicago architecture on page 38. The race passes by dozens of the city’s architectural highlights, from historic structures such as the Sullivan Center on State Street to modern marvels like Contemporaine on Wells.
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If the race’s competition gets your heart pumping, we have everything you need to know about this year’s elite athletes on page 42. With major American names including Deena Kastor, Joan Benoit Samuelson and Fernando Cabada, local standout Tera Moody and prominent international stars including Mare Diababa, who won the marathon at the IAAF World Championships in August, and Tsegaye Kebede, who won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2012, this year’s race promises some fantastic performances. As race day approaches, we’ll keep you updated on everything you need to know about the event. Follow along at www.mychicagoathlete.com for all the latest news, and have a great race!
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Facebook Cover Contest In August, we asked for your help in deciding which image we should use for the cover of this issue. A shot from last year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon featuring two fixtures in the local running community, Wendy Jaehn and Israel Antonio, won by an overwhelming majority and drummed up a lot of positivity. Check out some of the love below.
Chicago Rowing Foundation TO HOST OCTOBER REGATTA
he Chicago Rowing Foundation (CRF), an all-inclusive non-profit rowing organization, will host its second annual ROWtober Fest regatta on Oct. 17, bringing rowers of all ages to the north branch of the Chicago River for a full day of competition. The regatta takes collegiate, master and junior rowers from between Cortland and Webster north to the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park, the home of the CRF located at 3400 N. Rockwell, just west of Lane Tech High School. “We moved into this boathouse just over a year ago, so it’s still a brand new boathouse to us,” Kelsey Rodway, the girls novice assistant and strength coach with the Chicago Rowing Foundation, says. “Almost all of the teams in the state came last year. We’re opening it regionally this year and hope other teams from surrounding states will join us.” Though most outdoor water sports wrap up in early or mid-September, rowing continues through November. Rodway says CRF teams will train outside as long as the wind chill is 20 degrees or higher, even in the winter. “If you want to compete with teams that are able to stay on the water year round, you have to go out when it’s that cold,” she says. “There’s really no option.” 14
The WMS Boathouse does include the city’s only indoor rowing tank, allowing rowers to continue training even in particularly inclement weather. CRF has club teams for middle schoolers, high schoolers and masters athletes, which includes anyone over the age of 18. Masters can choose between a recreational team or a competitive team, depending on their experience and desire to compete.
“You are so deserving of this win with your partner. Chicago definitely needs to be graced with the strong will and perseverance that you emulate. You truly conquer your goals. It [is] such a beautiful thing to see. I voted!” – Alicia Hutton “It’s a beautiful symbol of this amazing sport we runners are blessed to share. Keep enjoying the journey, Israel. It’s my honor to share the path with you.” – Moira Dargis “Two of the best we have in Chicago.” – Dave Schaefers
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“We have people that didn’t row until three or four years ago when they were on the recreational team for a season or two and then came up to competitive,” Rodway says. “There’s a huge span when it comes to ability levels on the recreational and competitive teams.”
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CRF also has two adaptive programs: Pauly’s Pals, a peer adaptive program for children on the autism spectrum and accessROW, a team for physically impaired athletes. CRF changes boats to fit the athlete’s needs and hopes to build its adaptive rowing program over time.
Few things beat the thrill of racing, aside from the hit your wallet takes when you sign up for events and purchase the latest, greatest gear. Focusing your spending efforts on things that matter, such as quality shoes, and saving in other areas, such as gym memberships, can make a big difference in the impact endurance sports have on your financial life.
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Bank of America Chicago Marathon ELIMINATES ELITE PACESETTERS
or the first time in 25 years, elite athletes at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon will be left to their own pacing devices. Carey Pinkowski, executive race director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, told the Chicago Tribune in late August that the race would not feature pacesetters, commonly known as rabbits, this year. Pinkowski reasoned that ridding the race of rabbits would allow the leaders to focus more on the task at hand, fostering a greater sense of competition and strategy across the entire 26.2-mile course. Traditionally, rabbits have established the pace for lead
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runners through more than half of the race, though most rabbits drop out between miles 15 and 20. Ben Kimondiu is a notable exception: the 2001 Bank of America Chicago Marathon champion was supposed to establish a fast pace for the fi rst half of the race but stayed in beyond the 13.1-mile mark and ended up winning the entire race in 2:08:52. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon was the only domestic Abbott World Marathon Majors race that used rabbits: neither New York nor Boston employ rabbits, though Berlin, venue for the past six men’s marathon world records, does use pacemakers at its race.
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What once began as a small group of runners meeting at a YMCA indoor track has now flourished into a running club boasting 500 members. The Evanston Running Club has most certainly come a long way from 1973, marking off huge checkpoints along the way, such as joining the Road Runners Club of America and having 250 volunteers and 100 runners at last year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, all while creating a community of members that share a love of running.
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To kick off marathon season for the members who run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon each year, the club holds an event dubbed “Runapalooza”. “We have a number of speakers come in, everything from super veteran marathoners to chiropractors to massage therapists to motivational people,” ERC president Chuck Janczy says. Following the event, marathon training consists mostly of a prescribed mileage each week and a Saturday morning long run, which Janczy describes as a modified Hal Higdon schedule. During the week, runners can come to group runs or run on their own. But marathon training is just one element of the club. Although the club aims to expand the runs it off ers, it already meets at many diff erent times to work around
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people’s schedules: every day but Friday has a run scheduled with two runs on Saturday. “We have a lot of activities between group runs and social events and track workouts,” says Janczy. “We just have a lot of stuff that we do.” Although the club membership features a range in demographics, throughout the years it has shifted to include a younger crowd. “I’m not a young guy, I’m 56, but when I joined you know I was forty something and I was one of the young guys,” Janczy mentioned. “Today we have a lot more members in their 20s and 30s than back in the day.” ERC continually tries to welcome more types of runners, growing the base of the club and hoping to cater to and invite less serious or slower runners who want to run casually. The club’s success and goals have made it thrive. It has departed from simply posting flyers with a time and place to attracting a bourgeoning membership that only grows more every year. “We’re just going to keep doing what we’re doing,” says Janczy.
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itchell Wido has participated in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon every year since 2010, though in a different capacity than most. Wido, a special agent canine handler with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has handled Deja, a 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever at the race for the past five years, holding her leash while she sweeps the area for explosives. Wido’s involvement in that capacity allowed him to watch many runners finish the event and inspired him to train for the race himself. “As we’re sitting by the fi nish line, I see all these runners coming across and thought, ‘I could do that,’” Wido says. “I was going to start training several years ago, but I got sick with influenza A, which shut me down for a month, and then influenza B. The quest was put on hold for a couple of years, but I’m ready to go this year.” Wido got into canine handling years ago after starting in police work before transitioning into various roles at the ATF. When the opportunity arose within the ATF to become a canine handler, Wido jumped on the chance. “I related to animals better than humans my whole life,” 20
Wido says with a laugh. “It was a natural progression. I love it. I’ve got the best partner in the world.” Deja lives and travels with Wido, and the two train constantly. Deja only gets food after finding explosives, so Wido has Deja find training aids that contain the same chemicals as explosives throughout the day and rewards her with a handful of food. “At the end of the day, she’s gone through two cups of food that way,” Wido says. Wido will run the race on behalf of Team PAWS, which supports the mission of PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest no kill animal shelter. Wido also sports his Team PAWS singlet at other area races, of which he has plenty remaining throughout the year, including Ragnar Tennessee and the Naperville Marathon. He participated in the Batavia Triathlon and Naperville Sprint Triathlon earlier this year and next year hopes to take on the International distance at the Chicago Triathlon.
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And while Wido’s involvement in the race this year will look different than in years past, he hopes his partner will still be able to attend.
The Nike+ Running app now allows runners to select a playlist from exclusive Pace Stations. Runners can input their intended pace and music preference, and Spotify will curate a 100-song playlist designed to keep runners at their goal using beats per minute to help regulate pace. Users can stream the Spotify playlists directly through the Nike+ Running app.
“We have to have another agent there with her, but we’re in the process of working on it,” Wido says.
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Ironman training led to a new passion for Francine Haas. Haas describes her first group ride with a cycling team while training as â€œthe most exhilarating and challenging ride I had ever done,â€? and, with the encouragement of her then-boyfriend, now-husband, got into racing. Haas had a strong showing at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome this year with a solid lead in the race for the Ed Rudolph Velodrome Rider of the Year title through late August. She primarily focused on track racing in 2015 and competed at the USA Cycling Masters Track Nationals in three events in July, taking fourth in the points race and scratch race and third in the team sprint. Haas will wrap up her season at the Masters Track World Championships in Manchester, England in October before taking some time off for the winter. She aims to compete in Masters Track Nationals again next year.
Jeffrey Whiteman got his first taste of competitive cycling while on a family vacation in 1985 when he saw the Coors International Bike Classic. After running in high school and college, Whiteman returned to cycling in 2000 and has competed ever since. Whiteman won the Masters Track National Championship in the scratch race in July and led the field for the Ed Rudolph Velodrome Rider of the Year through late August. In August, he took home the state championship in the scratch race, the Roger Delange Trophy Race, at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome and also raced at the USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships. Whiteman hopes to win a national title again next year and compete at the Elite Track National Championships, along with some UCI races. He would also like to win Illinois state titles and Rider of the Year at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in 2016.
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omposite teams have existed in road cycling for years, especially among highly ranked amateurs who merge resources to rub shoulders with better funded, more cohesive and stable professional teams. Many times a unique composite team will come together for a short period—a four-day stage race, for example— only to disband after the race. While this helps riders gain acceptance into an elite race, it doesn’t foster the inter-team dynamics needed for overall sustainable racing success.
ing: a race’s participation and strategic dynamic. CWEC’s core riders compete with their own club team, racing head to head in local events where the advantages of a strong team matter, especially in a small field. This dispersion of talent in the local scene promotes higher attendance at races through more pure competition.
In its inaugural year, the Chicago Women’s Elite Cycling team bucked this trend and has had great results from its innovative model. The team experienced success on and off the racecourse by pulling the strengths of five or six individuals across multiple local club teams to form a composite development squad of racers, formalizing the many disconnected parts that usually exist in a temporary composite team’s goals. This allowed the team to plan across an entire season and focus on unity and long term goals, giving each rider the opportunity to shine at different points throughout the race calendar.
The results speak to the effectiveness of the team’s model in its first year. With the team competing in 24 race days over five events this season, Daphne Karagianis has helped pave the way through 2015 as a co-founder and standout rider, contributing four CWEC team podium finishes and 18 individual wins, including Illinois and Midwest Road championships as well as the Illinois criterium title. The team also put on seven clinics spanning various events and skills, which further proves the CWEC’s commitment to grassroots growth and support within the cycling community. Chicago Athlete caught up with Karagianis to gain some insight into the many ups and inevitable challenges of a unique team’s first year in existence, as well as what’s to come.
The CWEC model also addresses and adapts to a real obstacle that exists in women’s road rac-
CA Being a first year team with a unique composite structure, there are bound to be grow-
ing pains. What was the biggest obstacle the team faced this season? DK The unique composite structure allows us to compete effectively at a professional level in national races against professional racers, national champions and sometimes Olympians. A team uses each rider’s strength during the race towards a common team goal. This may have been the biggest obstacle the team faced this year: having never worked together as teammates before. Since we have raced against each other before, on our local teams and in local Chicago races, we had a good understanding of how we tick. But getting riders who are used to racing [alone] to work and think as a team is no easy task! The team worked throughout the season with a race director who provided race-day strategy and valuable post-race recaps and learning sessions. By the end of the season we would (and did) give everything we had to each other, even the bike beneath us. CA The CWEC seems to have proven successful at a local and regional level with its unique grassroots model, and the potential is there to participate in even more elite races around the U.S. next year. How can you see the CWEC growing locally and nationally for 2016?
DK We had a very successful 2015, which only makes us hungry for more! In 2016 we’d like to continue our development program locally, extend our race calendar to big race series on the West Coast (and potentially have a B squad so we can attend even more races) and bring on more volunteers. How can we achieve this? Sponsorship! Learn the ways: chicagowomenselite.com/give
CA One of the team’s goals was to explore the ability to replicate this composite structure across regions, giving women racers in other areas of the country a better chance in accessing higher quality racing with a strong unified team. Has the interest been there to potentially see this replication take place? DK There has been interest and CWEC is constantly talking with teams across the U.S. We are working together to find solutions and elevate the participation of women in cycling. We hope that this program can be a model for many cities.
“We’ve brought Chicagoland racers onto the national stage, neck and neck with riders from the mountains of California and Colorado. I’ve had countless people tell me how they are inspired by CWEC, and that alone is worth it.” CA What was the greatest team success of the season?
We’ve brought Chicagoland racers onto the national stage, neck and neck with riders from the mountains of California and Colorado. We’ve won primes, been on solo breaks, stood on podiums and collected leaders and championship jerseys. But the greatest success of this season is inspiration. It’s an incredible feeling to inspire others to achieve their goals, and in return feel inspired to keep crushing it. I’ve had countless people tell me how they are inspired by CWEC, and that alone is worth it. DK
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CA What was your greatest individual result this year in the CWEC jersey and how did participation in the CWEC help you achieve this result?
This year we brought home the title of Midwest Road Race Champion. It was a hard fought race with many new team tactics. I most likely would not have been able to make this 12-hour trip on my own or finish at the top of the podium as a solo rider in the Chicago area. CWEC coordinated travel, van rental, team director, registration and host housing. We also brought along local Category 3 and Junior girl racers to share in the experience. DK
CA Chicago can be a hard city to get good long hard miles in. What is your go to route for a training ride within the city? DK Lemont! Willow Springs hills! However, I don’t mind riding inside. Personally, I need to get out of the house if I’m going to sit on a trainer. I’m really grateful for Edge Athlete Lounge, my go-to spot, where I knock out the watts on the Wahoo Kickrs. And don’t forget to recover as hard as you train. Chicago Sports Massage is the spot for getting a good recovery massage so you can do it all again the next day.
CA What are the top priority goals for you and the team for 2016? DK Cycling world domination! Send a Chicago rider to La Course on the Champs-Elysées! The sky is the limit. The top priority is to continue to make this a program that is sustainable. More often than not women’s cycling projects go by the wayside because they don’t get the proper support or funding. We want Chicago Women’s Elite Cycling to live on far into the future and grow from year to year.
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ike Cordes began running over 20 years ago because of his son, and continues to run today on his son’s behalf.
As a high school soccer player, Neil, Cordes’ youngest son, needed to run one mile during the summer to prepare for the season. Cordes would accompany his son to the local track and walk laps while his son ran. His walks turned into jogs, which turned into 5Ks, which led to the LaSalle Bank Shamrock Shuff le, a half marathon and, in 2000, his first marathon: the Lasalle Bank Chicago Marathon. While Cordes initially started running to improve his health, his involvement in the sport took on new meaning when Neil was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Cordes and his wife participated in Walk MS and Bike MS fundraising events, which sparked an idea. “I was running a marathon every year anyway, so I started contacting the MS Society and asking why they weren’t a charity partner for the [Bank of America] Chicago Marathon,” Cordes says. “After three years or so, they were able to dedicate the resources and get into it. That was 2010, and 26
I’ve participated in the race every year since as a charitable fundraiser.” While Walk MS and Bike MS continue as the most prominent active sports fundraisers for the organization, Finish MS has grown substantially since its early days. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon team has more than tripled in size since 2010 and last year raised almost $179,000 for the cause. “We’ve now grown to where the last three years, we’ve had a pasta dinner the Friday night before the marathon for team camaraderie and a chance to meet other runners and talk,” Cordes says. “We have a tent on Charity Row in mile 14 of the marathon, which is a nice place for those of us who aren’t real concerned with our times can stop, grab a water and continue on for the final 12 miles.” Cordes counts himself among those more interested in finishing the race than finishing it fast, and focuses more on spreading awareness about MS and raising funds for the fight against the disease than obtaining a new personal record. “In the early time frame when I started running, I was really focused on my time and everything,”
Cordes says. “I ran sub-4:00 marathons and I ran marathons a little over five and a half hours, and to be honest the ones that took the longest were the most fun. … I wear a shirt that says I’m running for MS and who I’m running for, so people who need a break will talk to me, we’ll discuss MS and hopefully if someone comes to them [later] and asks for a contribution they’ll remember that and they’ll donate.” In the years since his diagnosis, Neil has undergone four different types of treatment. Though he is still legally blind, his eyesight has returned enough to allow him to get around, and he attends all of Finish MS events during marathon weekend. The race this year will be different for Cordes, who for the first time will run without the support of his wife on the sidelines. Late last year, Kathy Cordes passed away from inflammatory breast cancer. “She was very adamant that I not switch my cause,” Cordes says. “My initial reaction was that I was going to run for breast cancer [instead of Finish MS], but she said no. Breast cancer obviously affected her and meant a lot to her, but this one: Neil was her son.”
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Triathlon for Kids with Physical Impairments
By: Chris Palmquist
Active lives are fun lives Most Chicago Athlete readers find daily happiness through our active lives. For children with physical impairments, however, finding ways to incorporate activity can be difficult. When kids are inactive, they feel less healthy and can miss out on the feeling of belonging, the sense of accomplishment, the pursuit of goals and the fun of being part of a sport or an active group. It takes more effort to find appropriate sports for kids with varying abilities. Fortunately, many area organizations have stepped up to provide sports opportunities for kids with disabilities.
holds an annual Kids Paratriathlon Camp each summer. This year’s camp served more than 35 young athletes. The camp begins with a day of instruction in swimming, running and cycling, handcycling or pushing racing chairs. The second day starts with more practice and culminates with a triathlon for any ability level.
How to Find the Right Group When looking for activities, follow the same principles as anyone would use to find high quality youth experiences. Look for a group that embraces all kids regardless of their physical ability. Look for an activity that ranks “fun” at the top of the goals for each day. Group leaders should be experts in leading high quality group instruction as well as in the field of working successfully with physical disabilities. Look for instructors and programs that keep the kids safe at all times.
Dare2tri offers training sessions this fall and winter for youth and adults with physical impairments. On Tuesdays, participants work on strength and swimming from 6-8 p.m. at the Indoor Gym & Swim at Fosco Park (1312 S. Racine) in Chicago. In February, youth adaptive athletes can attend a one-day multisport clinic in Highland Park. This clinic is appropriate for all ability levels including those athletes new to paratriathlon. Then, from May through August, Dare2tri offers Tuesday night open water swims and Thursday night running, wheelchair pushing and cycling practices. Dare2tri coaches and volunteers instruct and assist with equipment fitting and transfers for athletes. Sighted guides, tandem pilots and other volunteers can assist athletes and train with them as needed. Dare2tri provides a variety of adaptive equipment on site for athletes to try and use during practice times. Information for all of these events can be found at www.dare2tri.org.
Paratriathlon Many kids love triathlon because it combines three sports in one. Dare2tri, a Chicago based not-for-profit with the mission “to positively impact the lives of athletes with physical disabilities and visual impairments by developing their skills in paratriathlon,” provides training sessions, camps and support to paratriathletes of all ages. Dare2tri 28
“I’ve had so many wonderful experiences over the years, but this tops it,” Monique Ramirez, a visually impaired youth athlete, says. “The overall experience was amazing, and the memories I created and the incredible people I met are ones that I won’t be forgetting anytime soon.”
Alison Withers Alison Withers is active in several demanding
sports including ballet, competitive swimming and triathlon. This motivated 13-year-old lives
in Chicago and will attend De La Salle High School as a freshman this fall. She has swum with Chicago South Swim Club since she was
10 years old. As a dancer, she started studying classical ballet at the age of two and a half with Iona Calhoun and the Iona Calhoun School of Ballet in South Shore. For the past year, she has studied ballet with the Ruth Page Center for the Arts and with Russell Talbert at the Russell Talbert Dance Studio. She runs, dances and swims five to six days a week but still finds time to enjoy scary movies and triathlons.
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1. Lauren Matricardi smiles while riding north on Lake Shore Drive en route to a sixth place finish in the International race at the Chicago Triathlon on Aug. 30. Photo by: ali engin
2. Runners head out onto the course at the fourth annual Run for Walk on Aug. 9.
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3. Keith Holzmueller of Evanston and Jordan Bond of Chicago compete during Run for Walk on Aug. 9. Photo by: Northwestern athletics
4. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel transitions to the start of the run in the Sprint race at the Chicago Triathlon on Aug. 30. Photo by: Bill Smith
5. Daniel Jaroc of Elmwood Park runs during the Elk Grove Challenge Triathlon on Aug. 8. Photo by: Bill Smith
experienced marathoners 10 tips for
No matter how many marathon medals you’ve collected or how confident you feel standing 26.2 miles from the finish line, you can never gather enough information on how to maximize your performance. “I’ll take all the tips I can get,” Tera Moody, who’ll compete in her sixth Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 11 and first since finishing ninth in 2010 with a PR of 2:30:53, says. “At the same time, you don’t want to try something new on race day.” These 10 tips will help on race day, the days leading up to it and the days that follow. BY MATT BEARDMORE | PHOTOS BY ALI ENGIN
“I think some people would disagree, but the week of the race is not the time to diet,” Moody says. “You are going to need the extra fuel. No, you don’t need to completely gorge on pasta the night before the race. But about three days out I start making sure I am eating a very high carbohydrate diet. You also need fats in there as well.” “It’s very common for people to get a restless night sleep the night before a race,” Chicago-based running coach Brendan Cournane, who’s completed 89 marathons, including at least one in all 50 states and one on all seven continents, says. “Just recognize if your sleep on Friday, Thursday and Wednesday is good, it’s more important than if your sleep the night before [a Sunday race] is interrupted.”
WATCH THE WEATHER
You can’t control the temperature or wind, but you can adjust to Mother Nature. “If it looks like it’s going to be warm late in the race, you might want to run faster earlier in the race,” area running coach Bill Leach says. “Or you might want to take advantage of wind that would favor you running faster.” Moody prefers a “short shakeout of about three miles with some strides just to loosen up [the day before a marathon],” while Leach likes his runners to do something short and intense that day. “It elevates the central nervous system to a higher level of readiness for racing situations, and it reminds them of the inevitable discomfort they’re going to experience the next day,” he says.
CHANNEL YOUR MIND’S POWER
“There’s always a point in a race when you want to quit,” Meg Sullivan, who has completed eight marathons, including five in Chicago and is the training program manager for the Chicago Area Runners Association, says. “Your head will start playing games with you, but you’ll be amazed what your legs can do the more positive you stay.” Cournane stresses the power of visualization. “If your legs are sore, take the focus away from your legs and focus on your arms,” he says. “You forget about how tired your legs are.”
SUPPORT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS
“The Chicago course is amazing and going through all the neighborhoods is unbelievable,” Sullivan says, “but it can get a little lonely right around [miles] 17 and 18 and heading into Chinatown since there aren’t as many supporters there.”
RUN YOUR RACE
While race day conditions may impact your overall pace, Moody advises to “not go out ahead of your planned
pace. You will not bank time and it will only come back to haunt you.”
MASSAGES FOR RECOVERY
“It’s critical to focus on diet immediately after the race,” Sullivan says. “It’s important to get your body to start healing itself right away.” “A good massage therapist can help alleviate some of those microtears [in the muscles],” Cournane says. “I prefer 24 to 48 hours later so the body gets a chance to recuperate.”
“After the race, don’t rush back into training,” Moody says. “I always shoot for two weeks totally off but end up making it only a week to 10 days before starting yoga or jogging. But nothing hard for a month or so if you really went to the well. I also think walking around a lot the day after helps. And it’s great if you are in Chicago! Stay a day or two after the race so you can enjoy all this amazing city has to offer.”
37 Number of times the Bank of America Chicago Marathon has occurred. This year’s race will be the 38th running of the marathon.
10 tips for
The unique experience of training for and running a marathon allows runners to experience a full range of emotions. The last week or two before the marathon can be the most difficult part of training for many marathoners, especially first timers, as mileage decreases while nerves increase. The following suggestions help not only novice marathoners, but all marathoners to deal with pre-race jitters. BY COACH MARK BUCIAK | PHOTOS BY ALI ENGIN
“THE CAKE IS IN THE OVEN!”
Relax. You can’t make up for lost miles or time at this point. Rest is key. Yes, you still should do some easy miles but no more long runs. Enjoy your taper: you deserve it!
This is not the time to try anything new, including your shoes, diet and clothes. One exception: Attempt to get to bed 15 to 30 minutes earlier than usual during the last two weeks before race day.
YOUR RUNNING LOGBOOK
If you’ve kept a logbook of your training, read through it. Remind yourself of all the hard work you have done. This will build up your confidence. If you have not kept one, start now by putting your thoughts in writing. This will help calm your nerves.
SHOES FOR RACE DAY
WRITE DOWN YOUR RACE GOALS
A massage can help you relax. Make sure you to go to someone who has experience working with runners and book it for two to five days before the marathon. Make your appointment now to ensure you can get in before schedules fill up.
By now, you should have found, selected and confirmed the correct running shoes for you. Buy a new pair of the same model soon so come race day, they will have between 50 and 100 miles on them. Remember to double tie them.
Include several goals that you would like to accomplish such as getting to the finish line safely and with a big smile on your face. Goals should reflect your “A,” “B” and “C” racing plans. Have more than one race day depending on how you feel, the weather, etc.
PACK FOR MARATHON DAY
GO TO THE EXPO ON FRIDAY
A week or ten days before race day, start thinking and gathering everything you need or might need. Don’t wait until the day before the race to do this.
Friday is much less crowded and enjoyable than Saturday. Sleep in on Saturday and relax at home. Stay off your feet.
Have this meal at home if possible. I will not say what to eat as that is such a personal choice but I will make two important suggestions: Have this meal at about 3 p.m. on Saturday to avoid going to sleep on a full stomach. Remember that you’ll be waking up around 4 a.m. on Sunday. After your meal, go for a five to 10 minute relaxed walk around the block. This helps digest the food and gives you some fresh air to relax.
PLAN HOW TO GET TO THE START LINE
Don’t overlook this important piece of the puzzle and don’t plan to find a taxi at 5 a.m. on Sunday. You could take the CTA or ask your most dependable friend or a family member to drive you to the starting area and drop you off.
BONUS TIP: RUN YOUR OWN RACE!
There will be over 40,000 runners on the starting line. Don’t worry about them. Focus on your race and run your own pace. Run the first miles conservatively. If you go out too fast, you’ll pay for it later. You will have plenty of miles to reach your race pace. Your weeks of hard work will pay off. Think positive! Get ready to join the marathon club. Mark Buciak (PB:2:30:25) is the coach and program director of THE ROAD TO BOSTON Training Program and Running Camps.
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marathon spectators 10 tips for
“One-point-seven million spectators who go nuts for everyone all day long,” will line the city’s streets for this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, elite runner Tera Moody says. If you will be one of those 1.7 million, are you ready? Read on for advice to enjoy one of the world’s biggest marathons as a spectator. BY MARK RENTFRO | PHOTOS BY ALI ENGIN
Running can be “a selfish sport,” says Moody, who will run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for the sixth time this fall. She learned to love the race as a teenager, working at a water station with her high school team. When she runs through the Loop and hears the “deafening roar” of the spectators, she gets an extra boost when she sees the orange and black of her alma mater, St. Charles East High School.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK
If you plan to follow a friend or loved one, know his or her goal pace and track him or her online. Knowing whether or not your runner’s pace matches his or her goal is critical, Moody says. She looks forward to seeing her parents at specific points throughout the race and “hearing your name makes a world of difference,” she says.
Ben Polancich, who has seen a half dozen races since 2004, says he has “watched in all kinds of weather – cold, freezing rain, extreme heat, and everything in
between.” Come prepared for Chicago’s variable October conditions to ensure your own comfort.
PREPARE LIKE YOU’RE GOING TO RACE
BE PREPARED TO SEE SOMETHING YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE
Will Bridge, Universal Sole employee and finish line volunteer, says you should get plenty of sleep on Friday. Like everyone toeing the line on Sunday, you will have to be up early.
Bridge says his favorite memory from his 30 years of Bank of America Chicago Marathon experience was in 1984, “when Steve Jones [set the] world record ten miles ahead of me, and then I strolled over to a friend’s apartment and watched the Bears thrash the Buccaneers 44-9.” Moody’s voice enlivens when she remembers the “male cheerleaders at mile 8 or 9” at which point she lead the race in 2009. Polancich also remembers seeing runners and spectators alike in costume. At the stretch of Broadway between Addison and Belmont in Lakeview in 2014, he saw “the Chicago Spirit Brigade do their routine to RuPaul’s
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‘Sissy That Walk’ about five or six times” in the half hour he spent there.
GET THEE TO THE SOUTH SIDE
MAP YOUR ROUTE
FIND YOUR OWN FAVORITE SPOT
BE PREPARED TO BE MOVED
“If you really want to be a friend,” says Moody, “go to mile 22.” Around this point, many runners hit the wall and could use a boost. It’s also, says Moody, “so Chicago and totally appropriate.” Runners turn right on Wentworth, away from the finish line, “and you’re on your own,” she says.
Bridge also likes “the spots just off the Red Line on the South Side.” The official marathon website, www.chicagomarathon.com, lists convenient CTA stops. The web site also offers advice for connecting with your runner after the race and a full spectator’s guide as a downloadable PDF. Make plans ahead of time with your runner in case cell towers and servers can’t handle all the traffic on race day.
If you follow a runner all day, “you only get to see them for a few seconds when they pass by,” says Polancich. “It’s a great excuse to explore different parts of the city.”
“One of my favorite memories,” says Polancich, “is seeing a runner who had the words ‘Tell me John would be proud of me!’ written on her shirt, referring to a loved one who had passed away. Seeing complete strangers yell this out to her while she went by was so moving, and I was so happy for her.”
KNOW YOUR ROLE
“You’re right there on the course,” says Moody, “helping people accomplish their dream.” She’s raced all over the globe, but nothing compares to the amazing spectators in Chicago.
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12 Best Buildings
ON THE BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON COURSE
City of Great
architecture While the Bank of America Chicago Marathon course features plenty of entertainment— cheerleaders in Boystown, the Charity Block Party at Mile 14, lion dancers in Chinatown—the course also passes by dozens of permanent points of interest. In a city known for its architectural history, no one sees the wide range of Chicago’s design better than those who take in the city by foot during the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. BY BETHANY STRIPP
ith the help of Jennifer Masengarb, director of interpretation and research at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, we’ve picked out 12 of the best buildings along the course. Throughout the run, you’ll pass by some of the most influential structures in architecture designed by some of the biggest names in the industry. Whether Art Deco stirs your soul or modernism fascinates you, this guide will give you insight into what you’ll see during your 26.2-mile tour of Chicago. Note: mile and kilometer marks are approximate. “Look” directions assume the runner’s perspective following the course.
LOCATION: 1 S. State Steet (Mile 1.75, the first aid station) LOOK: Left Longtime Chicagoans know this building as the location of Carson Pirie Scott and Company’s flagship store, though today
the building houses the Loop’s only Target. Designed by famed Chicago architect Louis Sullivan, the center showcases Sullivan’s nature-inspired ornamentation, particularly with the store’s main entrance at the corner of State and Madison. “While other contemporaries were inspired by Greece or Rome, [Sullivan] rejected all of that and really used organic materials, plants and ivy in the cast iron on the front of the building,” Masengarb says. “The top is all white terra cotta, and the cornice at the top is like the flower of the plants: you have the roots, stem and the flower at the top.” The building, one of the centerpieces of the State Street retail corridor, also sheds light on the way the shopping experience of the late 1800s and early 1900s shifted as a result of new building designs. “The skyscraper and a steel frame allowed us to have really big windows at street level,” Masengarb says. “We take that
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for granted, but gigantic windows at street level were quite an innovation. If you’re showing something, you want big windows to show off what you’re selling. It’s an interesting mix of showing off Sullivan’s work and also an important representation of Chicago’s State Street retail history.”
ONE OF CHICAGO’S ART DECO MASTERPIECES DESIGNED BY HOLABIRD & ROOT, OPENED IN 1930
Chicago Board of Trade
LOCATION: 141 W. Jackson (Mile 2, as you turn right on LaSalle) LOOK: Left One of Chicago’s Art Deco masterpieces, the Board of Trade building at one time stood as the tallest building in the city of Chicago. The structure, designed by Holabird & Root, opened in 1930 and serves as the southern bookend of the LaSalle Street canyon, through which runners run north to exit the Loop. Though difficult to see from a runner’s on-course perspective, a three-story-tall statue of Ceres, Roman goddess of agriculture, crowns the building.
300 North LaSalle
LOCATION: 300 N. LaSalle (Mile 3, immediately over the Chicago River) LOOK: Left Completed six years ago, 300 North LaSalle showcases a markedly more contemporary style of architecture compared to the Sullivan Center and Chicago Board of Trade. This sleek, 60-story structure rises above the river with a reflective surface and boasts a Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Existing Buildings: the highest possible rating from the organization. “From the years of buildings turning their backs on the river, this one embraces it,” Masengarb says. “It has terraces for eating, workers, restaurants and for Riverwalk strollers. It’s a very modern, elegant building.”
Photo by Eric Allix Rogers
LOCATION: 330 W. Diversey (Mile 6.2, just as you exit Lincoln Park after the 10K mark) LOOK: Right Fans of modern architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe likely recognize his downtown works, including the Federal Plaza and the former IBM Plaza (now AMA Plaza), but north, tucked into the border of Lincoln Park and Lakeview sits one of his lesser known buildings: Commonwealth Plaza. The mid-century modern condominium building features 29 floors and is easy to pick out as you merge from Cannon onto Sheridan.
Photo by Eric Allix Rogers
“They took on a motto that’s written in hieroglyphics on the building,” Masengarb says. “The new logo became, ‘If Old King Tut were alive today, he’d store his goods the Reebie way.’” The structure still serves as a storage building today.
11-YEAR-OLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING IN RIVER NORTH
LOCATION: Jackson, between Ashland and Laflin (25K [Mile 15.5]) LOOK: All around you The Bank of America Chicago Marathon course takes runners through 29 different neighborhoods, each of which has a unique feel and architectural fingerprint. While the transition between most of these neighborhoods feels seamless, perhaps nowhere is the contrast more jarring than at the 25K mark, where, by quite literally crossing the street, runners are transported 140 years back in time. This tree-lined block features a series of Italianate houses, built between the 1870s and 1880s with no space between them, much like the brownstones of New York City. While these homes used to fill the area, most did not survive urban renewal in the 1950s and 1960s: a time when the area had seen substantial economic decline from its heyday almost a century before.
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LOCATION: 516 N. Wells (Mile 11.8, at the aid station) LOOK: Right This 11-year-old residential building in River North may blend in with many of its counterparts today, but upon its construction was a trailblazer in design. The exposed concrete, horizontal bands and interlocking forms of the balconies set the stage for similarly styled tall buildings in the area.
Jackson Blvd. Historic District
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LOCATION: 2325 N. Clark (15K [Mile 9.3], by the aid station) LOOK: Left The grand first-floor façade of this building belies its purpose as a storage facility. The company’s Lincoln Park building, built in the early 1920s, serves as an excellent example of Egyptian Revival design with Egyptian columns and statues of Ramses II flanking the main entrance. The company formed in 1880, but rebranded with the Egyptian theme in the 1920s after the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb.
“That’s a well-preserved block,” Masengarb says. “It was homes for, in the 1870s and 1880s, ‘middle managers.’ It wasn’t the super fashionable, wealthiest neighborhood, but people who were up-and-coming middle managers with some companies and industries [lived there].”
SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
LOCATION: 800 S. Halsted (Mile 17) LOOK: Right Established by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr on Sept. 18, 1889, the Hull House stands a symbol of social reform. The settlement house, which used volunteer services of middle class workers to provide services including education and healthcare to local low-income residents, made a major impact on the city, state and country during its operation. Over time, the house expanded to include 13 buildings and helped lobby for the creation of, among many other reforms, a juvenile court system and child labor laws.
trance to the building will be tricky to see without turning around while running, the striking second-floor skylight, which takes up the entire side of the building and created well-lit studio space for Nemecek, should be easy to pick out.
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The Hull House continued to operate until the 1960s, when the University of Illinois at Chicago constructed its new campus in the area surrounding the Hull House. Two buildings from the complex remain.
Francis Nemecek Studio
LOCATION: 1439 W. 18th (Mile 19, one block beyond the mile marker) LOOK: Right Known today as the Café Jumping Bean, a popular neighborhood coffeehouse and gallery, the Francis Nemecek Studio stands as one of Pilsen’s more elaborate buildings. Nemecek served as a photographer in the days when Pilsen had a high number of Bohemian immigrants. Though the en-
Photo by Eric Allix Rogers
Photo by Eric Allix Rogers
A group of twentysomethings purchased the homes on Jackson in the 1970s, saving them from the wrecking ball and preserving a piece of Chicago residential history. Look to your right as you exit the district: the mansion on the south corner of Jackson and Laflin is the Benjamin Ferguson Mansion, home of lumber merchant Benjamin Ferguson. Ferguson’s trust gift funded a variety of public sculptures, including The Bowman and the Spearman at Congress and Michigan in Grant Park and the Illinois Centennial Memorial Column in Logan Square.
LOCATION: 2216 S. Wentworth (Mile 21.5, immediately past the Chinatown Gate) LOOK: Right Though distinctly Chinese in style, the Pui Tak Center— originally the On Leong Merchants Association Building—was actually designed by architects Michaelsen and Rognstad, both of Norwegian descent, as no licensed architects with Chinese heritage lived in Illinois at the time. As the On Leong building, the structure, completed in 1928, served as the cultural center of Chinatown and a resource for new immigrants. The Chinese Christian Union Church purchased the building in 1993 and two years later it became the Pui Tak Building, which provides ESL classes, children’s programs and a variety of other services for the community. “It’s the most iconic building in Chinatown that runners pass,” Masengarb says. “It has lots of terra cotta, two corners with pagoda roofs with orange tile, terra cotta vases, and lions with their heads facing us.”
LOCATION: 3360 S. State Street (Mile 23.1, beyond the field after the turn onto State) LOOK: Right If Commonwealth Plaza in Lincoln Park didn’t give you your Mies van der Rohe fix, this should
satisfy your craving for midcentury modern architecture. The hall, designed in 1956 in Mies’ last years as the head of what we now know as the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Department of Architecture, features a variety of modern architecture hallmarks, including an open plan free of columns and strikingly minimalistic design. It is considered to be one of Mies’ most important designs and masterpieces, the embodiment of all of his architectural philosophies and concepts.
Second Presbyterian Church
LOCATION: 1936 S. Michigan (Mile 25) LOOK: Left After Second Presbyterian’s building at the corner of Washington and Wabash burned down in the Great Chicago Fire, the congregation relocated to 19th and Michigan and dedicated its new building in 1874. “It’s from the time period when the most fashionable neighborhood in the city was Prairie Avenue, basically from 18th and Prairie heading south,” Masengarb says. The church suffered another fire in 1900 that destroyed its entire interior. Church member Howard Van Doren Shaw served as the architect for the sanctuary’s rebuilding, which now stands as an excellent example of the Arts and Crafts style of design popular at the time. The building also has nine Tiffany windows. Though the neighborhood underwent dramatic change in the intermediate 140 years, the church has continued to host worship services and two years ago became a National Historic Landmark.
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
We all love to cheer for charity athletes and those we know and love as they race the 26.2 miles of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, but this yearâ€™s race brings new excitement, boasting a large field of elites that include some of the top-ranked marathoners in the world. With resumes bursting at the seams with Olympic medals, world records and first place finishes, these pro runners are nothing short of extraordinary. BY MANON BLACKMAN | PHOTOS BY ALI ENGIN
Womenâ€™s course record, set by Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain in 2002
Menâ€™s course record, set by Dennis Kimetto of Kenya in 2013 MYCHICAGOATHLETE.COM
Bank of America Chicago Marathon
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42-year-old Deena Kastor has been a fixture in the American elite running scene for years. From setting the women’s American 5K road record of 14:54 at the Carlsbad 5000 in 2002—a record that stood until this past April—to recently setting five masters world records in one race in the Rock ’n’ Roll Half Marathon in Philadelphia last year, Kastor has consistently shown fortitude and determination in her running career. Not only has she been one of the most well rounded runners, with American records at every major distance between a 5K and marathon, but she also is a three-time Olympian and broke a 20-year medal drought for U.S. women in the marathon by winning bronze in 2004.
An Olympic Hall of Fame inductee and established running elite, Joan Benoit Samuelson notably won the first ever women’s Olympic Marathon in Los Angeles in 1984, and continued to hold world and American records while also winning the Boston Marathon twice and the Chicago Marathon in 1985. This year she ran Boston again, completing the race in 2:54:03.
Sara Hall truly does it all. Known for her middle distance skill, she won the 2011 Pan American Games steeplechase and the 2012 US Cross Country championship. She debuted at the marathon at the Los Angeles Marathon this year with a 2:48:02. Hall now has various options ahead of her as she looks to the Olympic Trials for a variety of distances. Chicago will be her opportunity to show off her talents in the marathon after the disappointing start earlier this year.
As both a marathoner and a mother, Blake Russell has been in and out of elite running in the past few years. After having her second child in March of 2013, Russell jumped back in the game this year with the Los Angeles Marathon – finishing third and qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials with a time of 2:34:57 after not finishing a marathon since 2008. This impressive feat is typical of the 40-year-old’s successes; she won the 2003 Twin Cities Marathon, her debut race, finished seventh in the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon in 2005 and was the only American woman to finish in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. After her recent comeback, the marathon will be another opportunity for her to show off her recent training and aspirations for the Olympics.
The current leader in the Abbott World Marathon Majors competition, Mare Dibaba has blown away everyone in the past two years. In August, Dibaba became the first Ethiopian woman to win a world marathon championship at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, beating Helah Kiprop of Kenya by one second. She took second at this year’s Boston Marathon, after also winning the Xiamen Marathon in January where she set a course record in addition to earning a new personal record of 2:19:52. Dibaba finished second at last year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, but was proclaimed the winner after original victor Rita Jeptoo was suspended. All eyes will be on her this year to see if she will pull through with a victory.
Tied for eighth in the Abbott World Marathon Majors, Chumba, 28, has paved his way into the spotlight in the past two years. He took first place at the Tokyo Marathon in 2014, ran a personal best of 2:04:32 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon last year, and placed third in Tokyo on Feb. 22 of this year. His other event times also impress, with personal bests of 58:29 in the 20K, 1:01:34 in the half marathon, 1:13:25 in the 25K and 1:28:36 in the 30K.
A strong 10K runner, Sammy Kitwara has shown prowess at longer races as well. He owns a 58:58 half marathon PR, took home third and second places at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and finished third at the Tokyo Marathon last year. In April, he came in sixth at the London Marathon. Kitwara set his marathon PR in Chicago last year, finishing in 2:04:28.
Tsegaye Kebede may only stand 5’2”, but the 28 year old has made his mark on marathon running. Kebede set his personal best of 2:04:38 at the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon in 2012 and saw great success in the following years: first place in London, second in New York City and fourth in the World Championships in 2013, third in last year’s London Marathon and eighth in the 2015 Tokyo Marathon. He finished third in last year’s World Marathon Majors rankings.
Coming back from a rough 2014, Endeshaw Negesse, now 27, started this year with a first place finish at the Tokyo Marathon, making it the first time in the race’s history that one country took home the title for both women and men. He is currently ranked second in the Abbott World Marathon Majors and has a personal best of 2:04:52 from the 2013 Dubai Standard Chartered Marathon.
Tilahun Regassa debuted in 2012 at the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with the a 2:05:27. After his big entrance, Regassa won the 2013 Rotterdam Marathon by over a minute, and then went on to win the Eindhoven Marathon in 2014 in 2:06:21. Regassa is now ranked 16th in the Abbott World Marathon Major rankings after taking fifth place at the London Marathon earlier this year.
World records set in Chicago (two men’s, by Steve Jones in 1984 and Khalid Khannouchi in 1999 and two women’s, by Catherin Ndereba in 2001 and Paula Radcliffe in 2002)
EXPECTED ELITES AS OF SEPT. 9 WOMEN DEENA KASTOR JOAN SAMUELSON BLAKE RUSSELL DAWN GRUNNAGLE SARA CROUCH SARA HALL LINDSEY SCHERF TERA MOODY SUSAN PARTRIDGE FIONNUALA BRITTON KAYOKO FUKUSHI RENE KALMER DIANE NUKURI MULU SEBOKA MARE DIABABA JESSICA DRASKAU-PETERSSON MONIKA JUODESKAITE
USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA UK IRELAND JAPAN RSA BURUNDI ETHIOPIA ETHIOPIA DENMARK LITHUANIA
MEN HIROYUKI YAMAMOTO SATOSHI YOSHII SHOGO KANEZANE LIAM ADAMS MITCH GOOSE FERNANDO CABADA DICKSON CHUMBA SAMMY KITWARA LUCAS ROTICH SAMMY NDUNGU TSEGAYE KEBEDE ABERA KUMA ENDESHAW NEGESSE TILAHUN REGASSA
JAPAN JAPAN JAPAN AUSTRALIA ENGLAND USA KENYA KENYA KENYA KENYA ETHIOPIA ETHIOPIA ETHIOPIA ETHIOPIA
Only year since the race began in 1977 without a marathon in Chicago. Without the needed sponsorship to produce a full marathon, the race instead hosted a half marathon. Steve Jones, who previously set a world record in Chicago, won the half marathon that year in 1:04:20.
40,659 Highest number of race finishers (2014)
Years since an American won the Bank of America Chicago Marathon (Deena Kastor in 2005)
October 13th was the date both current course records were set (menâ€™s: Oct. 13, 2013; womenâ€™s: Oct. 13, 2002)
29 Neighborhoods on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon course
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Bank of America Chicago Marathon
While the race itself highlights the weekend, the days leading up to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon have plenty to keep you occupied as well. Keep this guide handy from Friday through Sunday to make sure you stay on top of all the events. FRIDAY, OCT. 9
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo and Participant Packet Pickup McCormick Place Convention Center North Building, Hall B 2301 S. Prairie Ave.* Chicago, IL 60616 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCT. 10
Abbott Health & Fitness Expo and Participant Packet Pickup McCormick Place Convention Center North Building, Hall B 2301 S. Prairie Ave.* Chicago, IL 60616 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
SUNDAY, OCT. 11
Bank of America Chicago Marathon Grant Park, Chicago 7:30 a.m. 27th Mile Post-Race Party Butler Field, Grant Park 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. *Address best to use for driving and parking directions to McCormick Place
20 Number of times an American man or woman has won the Bank of America Chicago marathon.
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Benefiting The Rotary Club of La Grange Presented By
Dr. Kathleen M. Schafer, DPM Brookfield, IL
Adidas ADIZERO BOSTON BOOST 6
WEIGHT: MEN’S 8.8 OZ. | WOMEN’S 7.3 OZ. CATEGORY: NEUTRAL / LIGHTWEIGHT PRICE: $120 WWW.ADIDAS.COM
Shoe Guide MWANGI GITAHI, ENDURANCE SPORTS MEDIA GROUP
A few times a year, running shoe companies release their newest products and make updates to our favorite trainers, racers and trail shoes. This fall, runners can expect a continued emphasis on neutral trainers as well as trail offerings, where the overarching design principles emphasize lighter and more flexible materials for improved performance. Here are a few of our favorites from the newest batch of road and trail shoes, sure to add a spark to your training.
The Adidas Adizero Boston Boost 6 is a lightweight trainer designed for runners with a neutral foot strike. This version incorporates Adidas’ Boost foam technology and Continental rubber sole to create a smooth, fluid ride. It’s also designed with material adaptable to a wide range of temperatures which allows it to provide a comfortable ride in different climates. The shoe features a knit mesh upper, an updated feature from the previous versions, which is flexible and breathable and creates a snug, comfortable fit. The upper conforms to your foot and flexes as you step to prevent blisters. This shoe also runs true to size. It is an excellent option for runners looking for a lightweight, responsive trainer.
Asics GEL-NIMBUS 17
WEIGHT: MEN’S 10.8 OZ. | WOMEN’S 8.8 OZ. CATEGORY: NEUTRAL / CUSHIONED PRICE: $150 WWW.ASICS.COM
The ASICS GEL-Nimbus 17 is designed for runners seeking a premium, neutral daily trainer that offers ample cushioning and reliability. With a newly-designed upper and updates to the midsole, the shoe is lighter and retains the cushioning runners have come to enjoy in the Nimbus. The GEL-Nimbus 17 also offers a secure fit along with a smooth, comfortable heel-to-toe transition. It is meant to handle the demands of higher mileage training.
Brooks GLYCERIN 13 WEIGHT: MEN’S 11.3 OZ. | WOMEN’S 9.3 OZ. CATEGORY: NEUTRAL / CUSHIONED PRICE: $150 WWW.BROOKSRUNNING.COM
The Brooks Glycerin 13 continues its tradition of offering premium cushioning to runners. It is targeted for runners with a neutral gait, seeking a shoe which provides plush feel and delivers a smooth, responsive ride. The Super DNA midsole provides a plush ride while the Ideal Pressure Zones create a premium running experience by allowing uniform distribution of weight during ground contact. The improved seamless upper design, along with an updated midsole saddle, allows for a personalized, secure fit around the entire foot. The Glycerin 13 is Brooks’ top-of-the-line cushioned shoe, and for good reason. The updates to this latest version can be felt from the very first run. The Glycerin 13 maintains its plush ride and smooth transition while handling the rigors of high mileage training.
Hoka One One CLIFTON 2 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mwangi Gitahi is a competitive runner, running coach and a self-proclaimed shoe geek who coordinates the team of reviewers at runningshoesguru.com and compiled the reviews for this guide. He aspires to be a lifelong runner and enjoys training in the many bike paths and trails of Rhode Island.
WEIGHT: MEN’S 8.3 OZ. | WOMEN’S 7.2 OZ. CATEGORY: NEUTRAL / LIGHTWEIGHT PRICE: $130 WWW.HOKAONEONE.COM
The Hoka One One Clifton 2 is an ultra lightweight shoe that provides an incredible amount of cushioning. The shoe features a no-sew speed frame upper and early stage meta rocker technology that makes the ride comfortable and smooth. The upper also features a padded tongue for greater comfort over the instep. Overall, the design of the Clifton 2 provides a newer, more refined version of the original and very popular Clifton 1. It is an incredible road running shoe for all distances.
Mizuno WAVE ENIGMA 5
New Balance VAZEE PACE
WEIGHT: MEN’S 10.9 OZ. | WOMEN’S 8.8 OZ. CATEGORY: NEUTRAL / CUSHIONED PRICE: $150 WWW.MIZUNOUSA.COM
WEIGHT: MEN’S 7.5 OZ. | WOMEN’S 6.5 OZ. CATEGORY: NEUTRAL / LIGHTWEIGHT PRICE: $110 WWW.NEWBALANCE.COM
The Mizuno Wave Enigma 5 features a more cushioned midsole utilizing two new foam types, the u4icX and u4ic, to go along with a new u-shape full-length parallel wave that helps evenly disperse the forces at foot strike and provide a responsive feel. Also updated is the sock liner, which provides a comfortable, chafe-free fit, protecting the foot without causing any blistering. The toe box provides a somewhat narrow fit and the sizing also runs small, at least a half or even a full size smaller than the previous version. The Wave Enigma 5 is designed for high mileage runners or runners who simply desire extra cushioning.
The New Balance Vazee Pace replaces the 890 series in the New Balance performance line. This neutral performance trainer uses New Balance’s REVlite foam technology on an 890 base, combined with the new Zante upper. The upper is seamless and extremely breathable, keeping your feet cool even during long runs in heat. Itt has overlays throughout to keep your foot locked in, and the redesigned Zante upper hugs the midfoot before opening up into a wide and roomy toe box. A slightly wider heel may lead to slipping for some, however. Weighing in at 7.5 oz with a 6mm heel drop, this shoe is meant for speed; but, it can take the beating of a traditional trainer. Under testing, the Vazee Pace handled 15-mile long runs just as well as it handled track repeats. Overall, it’s a good new addition to the performance neutral market.
Newton AHA II WEIGHT: MEN’S 7.4 OZ | WOMEN’S 6.3 OZ. CATEGORY: NEUTRAL / LIGHTWEIGHT PRICE: $110 WWW.NEWTONRUNNING.COM
The Newton Aha 2 features a lower-profile design than many of the brand’s previous models, and hits a happy medium between lightness and cushioning. Newton lowers its traditional forefoot lugs with the Aha as part of its newer ‘Gateway’ models, allowing newcomers an opportunity to ease into the added metatarsal support. The shoe encourages a quick transition through the gait cycle, provides a responsive ride, and can be used for daily training and distance racing equally well.
Nike LUNARGLIDE 7 WEIGHT: MEN’S 9.8 OZ. | WOMEN’S 7.9 OZ. CATEGORY: STABILITY PRICE: $125 WWW.NIKE.COM
The Nike LunarGlide 7 offers a reliable combination of stability and cushioning for mild to moderate overpronation. An upper that features both re-engineered mesh and Flyknit material combined with a dual-density midsole featuring reengineered Lunarlon foam offers a secure, personalized fit while delivering a smooth and supportive transition throughout a runner’s gait. The shoe remains lightweight and versatile for those runners who require mild to moderate stability in a lightweight, daily trainer without compromising performance.
Pearl Izumi E:MOTION ROAD N3 WEIGHT: MEN’S 11.7 OZ. | WOMEN’S 10.2 OZ. CATEGORY: NEUTRAL PRICE: $130 WWW.PEARLIZUMI.COM
The Pearl Izumi E: Motion Road N3 draws from the success of previous models in the E:Motion line, offering a road trainer with maximum cushioning. The shoe boasts a seamless upper, wide toe-box, and luxurious cushioning sufficient for the long haul. Neutral runners will appreciate the accommodating ride.
Skechers GORUN ULTRA ROAD
Saucony RIDE 8 WEIGHT: MEN’S 9.4 OZ. | WOMEN’S 8.5 OZ. CATEGORY: NEUTRAL / LIGHTWEIGHT PRICE: $120 WWW.SAUCONY.COM
The Saucony Ride 8 offers runners a good balance between cushioning and responsiveness. This shoe uses SSL (Saucony Super Light) EVA foam in the midsole which reduces the overall weight of the shoe while providing a decent amount of energy return with every stride. The upper features a finer mesh than that used in the Ride 7 and also features Saucony’s FlexFilm seamless overlay which gives the shoe some added strength and support. The RUNDRY moisturewicking lining does a decent job of wicking away moisture and is relatively plush in the heel cup. The Ride 8 is a durable trainer designed for both speed and for higher mileage.
WEIGHT: MEN’S 10.4 OZ. | WOMEN’S 8.3 OZ. CATEGORY: NEUTRAL PRICE: $110 WWW.SKECHERS.COM
The Skechers GORun Ultra Road is the newest, maximumcushion shoe released by the Skechers Performance Division. This shoe features Skechers Performance Resalyte material and is built in two pieces, which allows the shoe to have superior cushioning and also adds a layer of resiliency that gives the GORun Ultra Road a snappy response off the ground. A tight knit upper also provides a supportive fit without the use of unnecessary overlays. This upper is also roomy and easily accommodates a larger volume foot. The GoRun Ultra Road is good choice for a daily trainer or long distance mileage.
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Summer Sunset 5K
JULY 2 9 , 2 0 1 5 | G E N E VA , I L
The Fox River Trail Runners hosted its 18th annual Summer Sunset 5K on July 29, bringing runners of all ages to Geneva Community High School for an evening of running. After the Jamie LaForce Youth Mile, Junior Jog and Toddler Trot, over 300 runners completed the 5K, which raised funds for the group’s youth scholarship program. Men’s Results 1. Andrew Nelson 2. Tyler Dau 3. Grant Baganz 4. Zak Arcara 5. Rich Calvario 6. Josh Rodgers 7. Josh Swenson 8. Julian Desens 9. Peter Raak 10. Roger Pinon
24 17 44 20 32 14 38 17 35 26
Geneva Geneva Naperville Yorkville Geneva Geneva Sandwich Geneva St. Charles Chicago
15:46 16:49 17:12 17:19 17:26 17:35 17:45 17:53 17:59 18:03
Women’s Results 1. Tess Ehrhardt 2. McKenzie Altmayer 3. Emma Ehrhardt 4. Daphne Kolody
22 17 16 14
Geneva Geneva Geneva Batavia
18:02 18:55 19:14 19:28
5. Andrine Larsen 6. Nicole Lopez-Villegas 7. Jordan Luedtke 8. Rebecca Schwanter 9. Jennifer Chintala 10. Mary Grave Neville
13 20 18 34 37 16
Geneva South Elgin St. Charles DeKalb Geneva Geneva
19:38 20:05 20:43 21:31 21:36 21:38
Lindenhurst-Lake Villa Mud Run A U G . 1 , 2 0 1 5 | L AK E VI L L A, I L
The Lidenhurst-Lake Villa Chamber of Commerce kicked off August with its annual Mud Run, which challenged participants of all ages to conquer 12 obstacles over the course of 3.1 miles. Nearly 250 athletes got in on the fun. Men’s Results 1. Nolan Aschenbrener 15 2. Matt Cowell 35 3. John Komperda 20 4. Diego Garza 27 5. Christoph Schneider 14 6. Unknown 7. Jack Bay 13 8. Nicolas Chiochios 17 9. Lorne Hartmann 47 10. Ben Coman 22
30:05 30:18 31:24 31:33 32:57 33:38 33:39 34:10 35:28 35:51
Women’s Results 1. Natalie Hill 2. Lindsay Lee 3. Alyssa Aschenbrener 4. Stephanie Hanagan 5. Kathryn Hartmann 6. Kyleigh Hartmann 7. Misty Lindstrand 8. Shannon Hartmann 9. Olivia Keefer 10. Eliana Bohorquez
14 37 20 21 42 15 42 37 22 25
30:40 31:02 31:46 31:48 35:28 35:29 35:29 40:55 41:10 42:55
AUG. 9 , 2 0 1 5 | CH IC AGO, IL
Over 1,700 athletes enjoyed a 10K in Grant Park and along Chicago’s lakefront on Aug. 9 at the annual Chicago 10K. Chirine Njeim, the female winner, also took third overall in the event. Earlier this year, Njeim finished fourth at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon and was the first local female finisher at the event. Men’s Results 1. Bobby Bristow 2. Patrick O’Connor 3. William Hopton 4. Nagatomo Shunro Name
22 26 26 32 Age
34:48 37:14 38:04 38:54 City
5. Salomon Hidrogo 6. Jared Macari 7. Alex Weems 8. James Ross 9. Charles Osley 10. Jeremy Hogeveen
41 31 36 25 17 28
39:42 39:54 40:08 40:18 40:31 41:15
Women’s Results 1. Chirine Njeim 2. Alyson Zellner 3. Barbara Bernstein 4. Sandie Nathan 5. Maya Stovall 6. Kristin Landau 7. Rebecaa Olles 8. Andrea Schroff 9. Amy Wadsworth 10. Kelsey Noyes
30 40 50 35 14 29 25 40 44 19
37:56 41:35 42:42 43:39 43:56 44:00 46:05 46:39 47:20 48:19
Homestretch for Heroes
AUG. 12, 2015 | ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL
The Arlington International Racecourse hosted a different kind of race on Aug. 12 as runners took to the facility’s grounds for the Homestretch for Heroes 5K. The race, which supported Salute, Inc., presented top three finishers with “Win,” “Place,” or “Show” awards and featured a finish on the track.
Run for Walk
A U G . 9 , 2 0 1 5 | E VAN STO N , I L
The CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit continued in August with the fourth annual Run for Walk, a football-themed event that finishes on Northwestern University’s Ryan Field. The 4.1-mile course took runners on a tour of Northwestern’s campus and rewarded participants with a ticket to one of Northwestern’s non-conference football games in September.
Run for Walk Photo by: Northwestern Athletics
Men’s Results 1. Jim Akita 2. Joel Bendtsen 3. Jeremy Ruston 4. Kyle Larson 5. Eugene Beletskiy 6. Daniel Kittaka 7. Robert Wiegand 8. Jeff Hojnacki 9. Elpidio Vilchez 10. Scott Mangum
35 29 35 25 29 27 38 41 44 39
Elmhurst Chicago East Dundee Chicago Evanston Chicago Chicago Chicago Chicago Barrington
21:08 21:13 21:42 22:01 22:02 22:09 22:18 22:30 22:32 22:36
Women’s Results 1. Danelle Beeson 2. Columba Montes 3. Bess Ritter 4. Jill Weinberg 5. Katelyn Draths 6. Stephanie Hughes 7. Kaylee Rasmussen 8. Rebecca Ross 9. Zoe Kind 10. Laura Kennedy
27 36 27 35 27 26 29 26 31 58
Evanston Chicago Chicago Chicago
22:49 23:53 23:56 24:43 25:13 25:47 26:20 27:17 27:36 27:59
Naperville Chicago Chicago Oak Park Lake Forest City
Men’s Results Ryan Hopper Joe Marcin Josh Ruston Andrew Gensburg Osvaldo Ochoa Thomas Hoffman Kevin Christian Mike Haberer Jeff Rodgers Brandon Burt
32 31 35 18 19 51 35 31 47 33
Chicago 16:38 Arlington Heights 17:52 Deerfield 17:55 Barrington 18:03 North Chicago 18:35 Arlington Heights 18:44 Algonquin 19:07 Hanover Park 19:11 Arlington Heights 19:21 Arlington Heights 19:32
Women’s Results Kimberly Grovak Jessyca Scarpone Kelly Beahan Margaret Dettloff Anna Harden Kathleen Dudaryk Melissa Carponelli Marian Delarosa Kristen Kaseeska Jacqueline Beck
24 23 38 53 10 45 31 33 28 50
Mount Prospect 19:23 Libertyville 20:06 Schaumburg 20:38 Palatine 21:21 Arlington Heights 21:42 Oak Park 21:54 Palatine 22:48 Rolling Meadows 22:53 Schuamburg 23:48 Arlington Heights 23:55
AUG. 1 3 , 2 0 1 5 | C H ANNAH ON, IL
On a hot Thursday night in August, 200 runners came to Channahon for the annual Firefly 5K. The race, now in its 18th year, takes place during the Channahon Three Rivers Festival, giving participants a chance to celebrate the community after the race. Men’s Results 1. Jonathan Cain 2. William O’Connell 3. Dan Aguilar 4. Javier Martinez 5. Jess Conboy 6. Apolonio Esquivel Jr. 7. Arlinas Dukauskas 8. Chris Kott 9. Kurt Wycock 10. Javier Velazquez
33 20 36 48 34 45 46 43 49 47
Women’s Results Amanda Wilson Jessica Hopkins Stephanie McCollom Tamera Munch Jenny Blazekovich Kathryn Cichon
13 30 35 39 43 11
Des Plaines Channahon Channahon Minooka Channahon
Minooka Channahon Channahon Joliet Crest Hill Minooka City
18:20 18:44 19:34 19:37 19:41 19:53 20:01 20:08 20:24 20:31
21:01 21:17 21:25 21:38 23:07 23:31 Time
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Chicago Triathlon Photo by: Ali Engin
Colleen Zawrazky Kerri Carlson Marley Nicoletti Barbara Harte
55 41 13 62
Morris Channahon Channahon Ottawa
23:48 23:54 23:57 24:54
Graham’s Sundae 5K
AU G . 1 6 , 2 0 1 5 | GE N E VA , I L
Despite sticky conditions, over 400 runners came to Geneva on Aug. 16 for the fourth annual Graham’s Sundae 5K. Local candy store and ice cream parlor Graham’s Chocolates presented all finishers with an ice cream sundae to reward their efforts after the event, which benefitted The Mikey Wunderlich Foundation. Men’s Results Mitch Gilbert Joe Russo Nate Wendt Bradford Kearbey Nick Marsh Jake Kaufman Ted Ford Thomas Voltz Thomas Bindseil Les Goostree Name
23 23 21 20 37 19 49 17 20 40 Age
Naperville Elgin Geneva St. Charles Batavia Geneva Geneva West Chicago St. Charles St. Charles City
16:05 17:49 18:36 19:12 19:15 20:53 21:12 21:23 21:27 21:50 Time
Women’s Results Kaytlin St. Clair Alexis Guttilla Karen Wollwert Kristin Harrington Cori Zacher Lily Smith Jennifer Roser Linda Bock Brianna Wynne Stephanie Lee
21 19 52 32 47 14 31 50 19 12
Batavia St. Charles Batavia North Aurora Geneva Elmhurst Elgin Elgin
19:30 21:15 21:59 22:40 22:52 22:53 23:14 23:19 Los Alamitos, Calif. 23:32 South Elgin 23:45
A U G . 2 3 , 2 0 1 5 | W HE ATO N , I L
The Lisle Windrunners running club hosted its annual 10K in August and gave participants the chance to see the Danada and Herrick Lake Forest Preserves. The race, the 12th on this year’s CARA Runners Choice Circuit, saw all of the top 10 men finish at a sub-6:00 pace. Men’s Results Will Cross James Akita Kyle Larson Jeremy Ruston Lionel Montenegro Name
22 35 25 35 26 Age
Elmhurst Elmhurst Crystal Lake East Dundee Chicago City
33:03 33:20 33:46 33:57 34:21 Time
Rich Heffron Peter Jaros Rob Chenoweth Scott Mangum Emil Bojanov
32 23 46 39 31
Women’s Results Bess Ritter
27 38 Alicia Rafferty 25 Stephanie Hughes 26 Annabelle Winters 33 Elizabeth Chenoweth 40 Madison Heidemann 28 Laura Kennedy 58 Kathryn Schaefers 32 Julie Bruns 45 Karrie Hamstra-Wright
Chicago Homewood Chicago Barrington Chicago
34:29 35:26 35:37 35:45 36:12
Chicago Chicago Aurora Naperville Chicago Chicago Chicago Lake Forest Schaumburg Elmhurst
38:09 38:48 39:32 40:32 41:52 42:33 43:24 43:46 44:08 44:38
Fort2Base 10 & 3 Nautical Mile Race
AUG. 2 3 , 2 0 1 5 | GREAT LAKES , IL
Runners once again had the chance to take on one of the most unique races in Chicago in terms of distance in August: Fort2Base. The racecourse travels between Fort Sheridan and Naval Station Great Lakes on the Green Bay Trail for those running 10 Name
nautical miles (11.5 land miles) and around North Chicago for those who took on the 3 nautical miles (3.45 land miles) race. Men’s Results Emisael Favela Patrick Austin Damian Bednorz Mike Moore Martin Wennblom Nate McPherson Chris W. Jungkans Tim Kowols Dan Charest Mitchell Austin
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Berwyn Great Lakes Bensenville Chicago
1:05:00 1:07:03 1:07:23 1:08:33 Winthrop Harbor 1:12:08 Elmhurst 1:13:09 Salem, Wis. 1:13:44 Green Bay, Wis. 1:14:05 Seekonk, Mass. 1:14:11 Belmont, Wis. 1:14:31
Chicago Triathlon SuperSprint A U G . 2 9 , 2 0 1 5 | CHI CAGO , I L
Nearly 500 athletes came out on a rainy morning to race the shortest adult triathlon during Chicago Triathlon weekend, the SuperSprint. The course, which featured a 375-meter swim, 10.5K bike and 2.5K run, this year started and ended at Foster Beach: a change from its past venue, Montrose Beach. Men’s Results Chad Croucher Trevor Croley Charles Macintosh Ryan Pahl Kevin Meek Robert Langer Juan Carlos Gonzalez Louie Caffero Connor Carr James Harrington
34:27 35:08 35:16 35:39 35:51 36:11 36:19 36:29 36:40 36:44
Women’s Results Ellen Rothenberg Kim Busch Katie Dumford Masumi Yoneyama Teresa Ferguson Susan Brown Stephanie Lo Eda Davidman Kim Morgan Ashleigh Brodhead
39:54 40:23 41:17 41:25 41:51 42:20 42:45 42:51 42:57 43:19
A U G . 3 0 , 2 0 1 5 | CHI CAGO , I L
Despite a rainy kickoff to Chicago Triathlon weekend on Saturday, wet weather stayed away Sunday morning, giving thousands of triathletes excellent racing conditions. Area athletes put forth particularly strong performances, with nearly all winners coming from the Chicago area. Mayor Rahm Emanuel also competed in this year’s Sprint race, his first appearance at the Chicago Triathlon since 2011. *Results as of Sept. 1
Women’s Results Jacqui Giuliano Theresa Peterson Natalie Dennis Zoe Kind Tara Smallidge Kati Petry Daisy Favela Leah Rogers Becky Gamino-Parrott Linda White Name
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Cary 1:17:39 Highland Park 1:22:15 Evanston 1:25:36 Oak Park 1:26:26 Kenosha, Wis. 1:26:42 Chicago 1:26:56 Berwyn 1:27:08 Oak Creek, Wis. 1:28:24 Northbrook 1:29:14 Highland Park 1:29:38 City
Men’s Sprint Results Kevin Hughes Ruben Figueres Ralph Nurse Aaron Batiste Kenneth Maruyama Jan Erik Naess Cornelius Carroll Ryan Pahl Regis Verliefde Greg Werner
1:11:26 1:13:23 Crown Point, Ind. 1:14:37 Chicago 1:15:29 Chicago 1:15:46 Clarendon Hills 1:17:19 Palm Beach, Fla. 1:17:33 Chicago 1:17:38 Chicago 1:17:40 Barrington 1:18:37
Women’s Sprint Results Anne Brousil Audrey Ernst Stacey Kiefer Name
Dixon South Elgin Antioch Age
1:14:15 1:17:48 1:21:20 Time
Chicago Triathlon Photo by: Ali Engin
Jordyn Bloode Bizzy Vega Abby Jahn Triny Willerton Jessica Davis Padra Meyer Abbey Sundermeyer
New Carlisle, Ind. 1:22:58
Anchorage, Alaska 1:25:48 Sugar Land, Texas 1:26:07 Bethlehem, Conn. 1:26:12 Des Plaines 1:26:31 Bridgeton, Mo. 1:27:03
Men’s International Results Jeremy Rielley Brett Collins Reevan Nathan Vachee Loughran Jonathan Echevers Christopher Schmidt Vant Lammers Brandon Sullivan Mark Hauser John Sarikas
Chicago Forest Park Highland Park Glenview
2:00:57 2:02:04 2:02:34 2:04:42 Germantown, Md. 2:05:00 Evanston 2:05:04 Madison, Wis. 2:07:55 Phoenix 2:08:43 Chicago 2:08:59 Tucson, Ariz. 2:09:24
Women’s International Results Jacqueline Godbe Chicago Drue Orwig Ada, Mich. Pamela Staton Chicago Liz Jobe Chicago Megan Levin Glenview Lauren Matricardi Chicago Ieva Scoggin Round Lake Fiona Carlon Chiacgo Megan Severa Madison, Wis. Anne Caudill Glenview Name
2:14:54 2:19:11 2:22:49 2:23:03 2:25:51 2:25:58 2:26:24 2:26:28 2:27:14 2:28:58 Time
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Dr. Lisa M. Schoene GURNEE PODIATRY & SPORTS MEDICINE ASSOCIATES: 351 S. GREENLEAF ST. #C PARK CITY, IL 60085 847-263-6073 401 W. ONTARIO ST. #240 CHICAGO IL 60654 312-642-6020 Dr. Lisa Schoene is a sports medicine specialist who is triple board certified in Surgery, Orthopedics, and Primary Podiatric medicine, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine, the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery and the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine. She is also a licensed certified Athletic Trainer as well. She has been practicing Podiatric Sports medicine for over 22 years. She has treated and worked with numerous Olympic, Professional, Semi-professional, and Elite athletes of many sports, including runners, triathletes, and dancers. Dr. Schoene has supervised and covered numerous sporting events and races, and lectures nationally and internationally on many sports medicine topics. Dr. Schoene trains Medical and Podiatry students, residents and fellows. She was one of 17 Podiatrist’s to work at the Olympic Games in 1996 and has worked at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado and with the World Cup Games. She has been a Podiatric consultant for the DePaul University athletic department for over 20 years, and has worked with many professional dance companies in the Chicagoland area, including the Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, Ballet Chicago, Inaside Chicago Dance as well as many others. Dr. Schoene will thoroughly evaluate overall posture, and functional abilities, she will examine the complete lower extremity, for strength, flexibility, biomechanical alignment, functional capacity and shoe gear. Emphasis will be placed on quick recovery from the current injury, and proactive preventative treatments for the future. This may include physical therapy treatments, strength, and flexibility work, orthotics for biomechanical control, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and alternative therapies including acupuncture, homeopathic, or magnetic therapy.
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Do You Keep Running Into Problems? Runners often experience a number of seemingly unrelated problems that come and go creating pain, stiffness, and limited range of motion. Those problems could be: • Plantar Fasciitis, Patellar Tendonitis • Shin Splints, IT-Band Syndrome • Piriformis Syndrome, Hip Tightness • Low Back pain, Neck/Shoulder Pain • Chronic Hamstring Tightness
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Readiness to Run Assessment The Step-Down Assessment determines if the problem is at the feet, knees or hips and predicts the likelihood that a running injury or symptom will occur. When performing this assessment, concentrate on one area at a time (foot, knee, hip). It is useful to have someone take a picture or video of you performing this assessment.
Stand on a slightly elevated surface with your feet under your hips. The knee of the stance leg will bend slightly as you reach the foot of the non-weight bearing leg down towards the ground. The foot of the reaching leg will point down, hovering above the ground. It is best to perform this assessment barefoot to observe the position of the foot. Here is what you should look for:
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it’s been almost a decade since I did any running in any capacity. It’s been a big surprise that I could do this. I’m doing the run/walk method, which is making it a reality. Otherwise I don’t know how I could’ve done it! Q How did Chicago Lights get connected with the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? A We got connected through a former tutor who had participated with the marathon with a different charity team. As an organization, Chicago Lights had thought about it, but we didn’t have the capacity to support it in the past. When [tutor] Craig [Caudle] brought it up again, it was a perfect storm. Q the marathon team has experienced major growth over the past couple of years. What have you done to grow the team? What changes, if any, have you made to the team to accommodate the growth? What kind of impact has that growth had on Chicago Lights’ work? Kate Solis Silva (bottom left) with the chicago lights Marathon team
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A The team’s efforts were spearheaded by Chicago Lights tutor Craig Caudle and a fantastic group of Chicago Lights staff, Fourth Presbyterian Church staff, Fourth Presbyterian Church members, Chicago Lights Board of Directors and Associate Board members and friends of runners. Our team was a mix of five guaranteed entries, lottery, legacy and Bank of America employee entrants that made for 15 total runner-fundraisers for Chicago Lights.
The group highlighted what makes Chicago Lights so special: there are so many ways to get involved in the organization. Each point of connection makes a difference in the local community. I am also partial, but I happen to think that that dedication and commitment of our supporters is second to none! The 2014 marathon team was a shining example of the devotion our donors have to Chicago Lights’ work. The team’s first year efforts raised over $35,000 for the organization. The diversity of our runners, coupled with our fundraising results, afforded Chicago Lights a move in charity partner ranking and a total of 20 guaranteed entries for the 2015 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. The increase in runner entries was thrilling for Chicago Lights. We now have runner-fundraisers on our team from Chicago and beyond and we are reaching completely new external audiences through this platform. We are truly grateful for the opportunities the marathon provides local organizations like Chicago Lights to build awareness and increase visibility in the city and afar. To find out more about Chicago Lights, visit www. chicagolights.org. To learn more about Team Chicago Lights, contact Kate Solis Silva at 312.981.3564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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