The Starting Line

The Starting Line

They're just kickin' it

If you passed by the University of Illinois admissions building at noon on a recent sunny fall day, you would

A pinnacle of running

It bills itself as the most difficult marathon in the world.

205.5 miles in Tahoe

Magdalena Casper-Shipp started running at 9 a.m. Sept.

New spin on things

For their last workout before this past weekend’s Angel Invite meet in Kenosha, Wis., the Centennial High Sch


Area runners have been able to test their endurance over 26.2 miles in Champaign-Urbana since the Christie Cl

Weathering challenges

My last column featured summer trip reports from two area cyclists, one of whom rode with a group on the Gasp

Out for a joyride

Where did you go on your summer vacation? Several local cyclists left the cornfields for weeklong bike trips featuring some spectacular scenery not available in central Illinois. Here are their trip reports:

She went all out ...

During a Spartan race in June, Janet Stroud faced a new challenge about every quarter-mile throughout the 9-m

Riding to Paris

The world’s best cyclists will complete the last stage of the Tour de France on July 23 by riding from Montge