2013 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Is Sunday

The Inside Scoop
5 Takeaways From Thursday's One-On-One Interviews: Mosop Is Healthy And Fit, Tadese Is Ready For Another Crack At 26.2, Kimetto And Abshero Are Confident, And Kogo Hopes He's Ready For Uncharted Territory We broke down the race earlier for you on you on paper, but you never know what really to expect until you get the inside scoop on-site. We've got it and you can as well if you read our piece. Plus was there a fix at the 2012 Berlin Marathon?

Men's Preview: Who Will Emerge In Loaded Men's Field? Do Americans Tegenkamp And Ritzenhein Have A Chance? Marathon studs Moses Mosop (2:03:06), Dennis Kimetto (2:04:16 debut, Tokyo win), Ayale Abshero, Emmanuel Mutai and Micah Kogo are all in Chicago for this Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Plus, you've got world record holder in the half marathon Zersenay Tadese and then there is American Dathan Ritzenhein and Matt Tegenkamp in his debut. Plus you've got the Kenyan "Ritz" in the field. We break down the men's field for you and will have more later from today's press conference.
*Article On Matt Tegenkamp From Chicago Tribune

News From Europe

62-Year-Old Kathryn Martin, Who Ran 19:04 5k, Is USATF Athlete Of The Week *Results

Doping News

Kim Smith Favored To Win Second B.A.A. Distance Medley Title And $100,000 On Sunday At BAA Half Marathon To everyone who says money is why track and field isn't more popular, this series has disproved that.
*Interesting Random Facts About Kim Smith She never goes to the gym or does ice baths but averages 110 miles per week.
*Saturday's BAA Half Marathon Pro Field Announced: Stephen Sambu Leads Men's Standings To Win $100,000 Lelisa Desisa and Gebre Geremariam are the headliners in the men's field but not eligible for the $100,000 bonus.

News From The UK

News From Jamaica

Entertaining/Interesting Reads

More Action From Last Weekend

NCAA XC *All Weekend NCAA XC Results

2013 Bank Of America Chicago Marathon Is Sunday

LRC Women's Preview: Which 2:22-23 Woman Will Win On Sunday? The women's field has no overwhelming favorite, but has seven 2:22-2:23 women, including the two who gave us a thrilling sprint finish. What about the Americans?

*Philip Hersh: Illinois Sr. And Wheelchair Racer Tatyana McFadden Hoping To Finish Off Boston, London, Chicago, New York Grand Slam Before Heading To Winter Olympics She's a GREAT story but also prime example #1 as to why the Paralympics shouldn't be viewed as anything close to the equivalent of the regular Olympics as it's way less competitive. Imagine a runner running all four majors and then skiing in the Olympics.
*Guide To Chicago Marathon Restaurant Deals
*Excitement "Over The Top" In Chicago For Marathon
*Increased Security Will Be In Effect For Sunday's Chicago Marathon

The Week In Review

LRC WTW: Zola Budd, Running Models, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Twin Cities Past And Present, Guelph, And Bad College Sports Publicity This week we praise college XC winners old (Zola Budd) and young (Alexa Efraimson), talk about the juggernauts of Canadian collegiate XC, talk about Twin Cities winners past and present, and tell the Yale and Lousiville Sports Info departments that our sport deserves better. Since we had to be a little shorter than normal to get ready for Chicago, we leave you with photo album full of Oiselle models, including Kate Grace and Lauren Fleshman.

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News From Down Under

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Non-Twin Cities Weekend Results: Haile G Wins In Scotland

Non-NCAA XC News: MileSplit Weekend XC Coverage: Fast Times At Great American XC
*Former 5k WR Holder Zola Budd Wins Open Race In 17:47

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