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Chicago Marathon: Turning into another New York or Boston?

Chicago Marathon: Turning into another New York or Boston?
When I woke up late this morning,  I found out through the powers of Facebook that the Chicago Marathon made a HUGE changes in their registration process for this year’s marathon. It is such a new changes that it has caught everyone off from surprise. It also could potentially be a huge negative PR move... Read more »

Countdown to Chicago Marathon: Chicago Marathon Weekend

Meeting Desi
This whole weekend for the marathon was exciting, but completely exhausting…and I didn’t run the race. Go figure! Saturday was the day that I partook in the Expo experience. It is the best part of the weekend. I literately call it a “Runner’s Christmas”. There’s opportunity to try new foods, gels, and drinks. The best... Read more »

Counting down to the Chicago Marathon: Interviewing Patrick Rizzo

Counting down to the Chicago Marathon: Interviewing Patrick Rizzo
Yesterday I had the pleasure of interviewing a local Elite participant, Patrick Rizzo. According to the Chicago Marathon press guide, Patrick is originally from Schaumburg, but currently lives in Boulder, CO. He was a star runner at Schaumburg High School and an NCAA All-American at North Central College in Naperville. He spent five years as... Read more »
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Chicago Marathon: Elite Participants Press Conference

Chicago Marathon: Elite Participants Press Conference
Today was one day that I have been looking forward to all week – besides the race, of course. The press conference! I was looking forward to attend this as a member of the media instead being either a volunteer or participant. I felt like I was going backstage of a rock concert and meeting... Read more »

Chicago Marathon Week: Women Domination!

Chicago Marathon Week: Women Domination!
Women ROCK! They have been an increasing group of participants during the Chicago Marathon over the last few years. They have been the group that will be something to watch. Marketers, Race Directors and Social Media have taken notice. Women has been participating in marathons for almost 30 years and the numbers keep growing. In... Read more »

Countdown to the Chicago Marathon!

Countdown to the Chicago Marathon!
It’s 7 days until race day for 45,000 participants. Even though I will not be running this race, I plan to do a lot of press coverage of this event. This is going to be a very exciting week. I will be covering the following topics during this week: History of the 35 years of... Read more »
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20 ways (and miles) to get ready for the Chicago Marathon

Bright and shiny smiles all around
It’s less than 3 weeks until the Chicago Marathon. Thousands of runners are working hard to finish up their training. I am one of those proud runners registered for Chicago Marathon. I understand the determination, sacrifice, and strength that it takes to train for a marathon. This past Saturday, I witnessed a strong group of... Read more »
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