Marathon Notebook: 26.2 Miles of Madness

Just beyond the eight-mile mark, Chicago Marathon runners were greeted by dance music, flag-twirling and choreographed cheerleading. Welcome to Boystown. At the center of the festivities was the Chicago Spirit Brigade, a volunteer organization that raises money performing at public Chicago events.  For the Chicago Marathon, the roughly thirty Brigade members were set up at the intersection ofContinue reading “Marathon Notebook: 26.2 Miles of Madness”

Elite Runners Mixed on Weather’s Impact

With the possibility of “ice pellets or snowflakes,” according to marathon analyst Tim Hutchings, weather conditions were at the forefront of questions during Friday’s elite runners press conference for the Chicago Marathon. According to forecasts, temperatures are expected to be in the low- to mid-30s for Sunday’s 7:30 a.m. start and get no higher than theContinue reading “Elite Runners Mixed on Weather’s Impact”