The Illinois Marathon is just around the corner, but several local runners have their eyes on a bigger prize: The Boston Marathon. Jeff profiles this year’s local class.
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Five great local races of 2013
The 2013 running year comes to a close, and Jeff looks back at some of this year’s great local races.
Sidewalk Dancing, a review
Sidewalk Dancing is the debut novel by local author, Letitia Moffitt. Jeff reviews the work and interviews the author.
IM5: We will not run in fear
The bombing of the Boston Marathon cast a shadow over the Fifth Annual Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. Jeff writes about how the bombings and the community brought people closer together.
Illinois Marathon on April 26 and 27
The Illinois Marathon will run through Champaign, Urbana, and Campustown beginning Friday night with the 5k. Saturday morning is the 10k, half marathon, and marathon. This event will affect traffic beginning on Thursday afternoon and …
Additional Illinois Marathon registrations available today!
The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon announced today that additional registrations will be accepted today. Here is your last chance to sign up. They write on the event website: Additional registrations available At 5:00 p.m. on …
Survivor Games 5k
The popularity of extreme obstacle racing like the Tough Mudder and Warrior Dash has spawned a new, more dangerous local competition called the Survivor Games 5k. Jeff sits down with the race spokesperson and chats about this Montessori Habitat School fundraiser.
Matt Snyder dropped like a fly at the Champaign County Freedom 5k last year. It was the last race he’d run. Jeff looks at why Matt’s heart, not the heat, forced him to retire from competitive running.
Jeff has qualified for Boston. What else is there for him to do in 2013? He outlines his running goals for the rest of the year.
BQ or Bust Part 2: Enter the Penguin
Jeff’s told us how the race went, but a chance meeting with John “the Penguin” Bingham offers him new hope of running in Boston.