Joan Benoit Samuelson to run Boston 2019

March 15th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

The former Boston champ and marathon world record holder will run the 2019 Boston Marathon 40 years after her first win


Imagine running sub-3:00 marathons in five successive decades

January 9th, 2019 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

The Association of Road Racing Statisticians maintains a list of folks who have done just that. There are 41 of them


US masters runner breaks 4 national age group records in 4 months

November 29th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Jenny Hitchings of Sacramento, Calif. has been systematically knocking down 20-year-old national age group records since turning 55 on July 1


VIDEO: Joan Benoit Samuelson after her gruelling Chicago Marathon

October 8th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

An emotional Samuelson expressed elation at having completed the marathon, after injuries had prevented her going the distance here in recent years


Joan Benoit Samuelson, 61, to attempt sub-3 at Chicago

October 3rd, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

If successful, the previous Chicago course record-holder and 1984 Olympic champion would make history as the first woman over 60 to go sub-3


Jordan Hasay and Galen Rupp to race the 2017 Chicago Marathon

July 21st, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

With these two showing up in the elite pack, the Chicago Marathon just became an even bigger deal


One this day in history, Joan Benoit Samuelson won the first women’s Olympic marathon

August 5th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Rio 2016 | No Comments »

On this day in history, Joan Benoit Samuelson became the first woman to win the women’s Olympic marathon.


Joan Benoit Samuelson: Awesome runners, awesome cookies

November 17th, 2015 by Tara Campbell | Posted in Blogs, Gotta Run! | No Comments »

Joan Benoit Samuelson is an inspirational runner and it turns out, she’s not bad with nutrition advice either! Most runners know that there is no shortage of opinions about nutrition out there — with seemingly […]


Joan Benoit Samuelson pulls out of Chicago Marathon

October 9th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

It looks as though a major icon in women’s running, Joan Benoit Samuelson is not going to be running the Chicago Marathon this weekend. The 58-year-old runner is giving it a miss thanks to […]


7 Predictions: The Chicago Marathon

October 6th, 2015 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Destination Race, Runs & Races | No Comments »

There will be no world record The Berlin Marathon has owned the world record on the men’s side for over a decade. But Chicago is a flat and fast course and has seen a […]