CHICAGO (CBS) — Sunday is the 36th Chicago Marathon. WBBM’s Steve Miller talked to some runners who have been there every single year. There’s one main reason Ron Williams of Downers Grove is doing another Chicago marathon – after finishing a string of 35.
“If I didn’t have this string, I wouldn’t be doing a marathon – at my age.”
Welcome to Austin, tourists. We’re glad you’re here. And by the way, it’ll cost you an extra buck to go for a swim. As of Oct. 1, the city of Austin implemented non-resident fees at an array of Parks and Recreation Department facilities.
That means anyone who doesn’t live inside the Austin city limits – from Rollingwood to Cedar Park to Manor – will pay a higher entry fee at municipal pools and city-owned museums. Non-residents will also pay more to rent facilities at city-owned recreation centers, senior centers or cultural art centers.
Heart muscle changes are more common and widespread in runners with lower fitness and less training, according to new study in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. Investigators who studied a group of recreational marathon runners have established that strenuous exercise such as running a marathon can damage the heart muscle.
March 30, 2013, in Austin was the kind of spring day that portends the unbearable summer to come. The clouds were heavy and gray, and the air was thick—not an optimal day for running, but the athletes who crowded into Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas for the last day of the Texas Relays were undeterred. The Texas Relays is, after all, the most important track-and-field event in the state and one of the most important in the nation, drawing some 6,000 high school, college, and professional competitors from across the country.
There are plenty of facts, figures and quotes attributed to the Ironman World Championships, but how much do you really know? Well, to help the general expansion of knowledge around the subject, here are 101 things that everyone should know about the race in Kona.
Do you care about biking in Austin? A lot? The Austin Bicycle Advisory Council, which advises the city of Austin and other jurisdictions on all matters relating to the use of bicycles, is looking for new members. The group meets at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at City Hall.
Sympathy pains. When my wife was pregnant many years ago, everyone joked that I would also have similar discomforts to mimic what she was experiencing. Although I did suffer from some leg pains at the time, they had less to do with her carrying our twin daughters and everything to do with heavy mileage.
And, now for the past two weeks, I am again having sympathy pains. No, she’s not pregnant. Instead my sympathy pains, were for my fellow marathoners who are running this weekend.