Posts tagged "Chicago Marathon"

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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