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Courtesy of Jeff Kellogg

At marathon, police drill down on safety so runners can focus on race

by Ashley Hickey

Sunday’s Chicago Marathon is the first major U.S. marathon since the Boston attacks in April. When it comes to keeping runners and spectators safe, the city is taking every precaution.

The 26.2-mile road to recovery: Once paralyzed man will run Chicago Marathon

by Jaclyn Voran

Second chances and miracles are often the work of fiction, but Jeff Kellogg knows of these things firsthand. Temporarily paralyzed as a teenager, he will be running the Chicago Marathon this Sunday. Doctors made no promises at the time of his accident, warning him he may be a quadriplegic for life. But six years and two half marathons later, Kellogg has beat the odds and plans to run at 7-minutes and 26-seconds per mile.

Cellmates 'outrun diabetes' and raise money for islet-cell transplants

by Anna Bisaro

Dealing with insulin levels during marathon training presents a challenge for type-1 diabetics. As many as 257 runners will hit the pavement Sunday in an effort to “outrun diabetes” and raise money for islet-cell transplant research.