Along with its deep-dish pies, Chicago is known for its seriously fast and competitive marathon. This year’s race kicks off along Lakeshore Drive on Sunday, October 7, following a loop around the city before finishing back in Grant Park.The relatively flat course is a favorite of elites aiming for personal bests—and if race day conditions cooperate, killer times are in reach. This year’s men’s field is highlighted by defending champion Galen Rupp, as well as past Chicago Marathon winners Abel Kirui (who finished runner-up to Rupp in last year’s race) and Dickson Chumba (who won the Tokyo Marathon earlier this year in a course-record time of 2:05:30). Mo Farah, who placed third in the London Marathon this spring, rounds out the field. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below In the women’s race, Jordan Hasay—who placed 2nd last year in her marathon debut, running 2:20:57—is returning to compete alongside a talented field including Amy … [Read more...] about How to Watch the 2018 Chicago Marathon
Sunday’s Chicago Marathon has several fascinating story lines. Will Galen Rupp break the American record of 2:05:38? Will he beat his former training partner, four-time Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah? Will either of them beat 2017 Boston and world champion Geoffrey Kirui? How will Olympic triathlon champion Gwen Jorgensen do in her first marathon as a professional runner? Will she be the top American finisher? Advertisement - Continue Reading Below The race starts at 8:30 a.m. Eastern/5:30 a.m. Pacific on Sunday. In the U.S., you can tune into the NBC Sports Network or stream it on NBC Sports Gold (requires a $69.99 subscription). The race will also be broadcast on NBC 5 Chicago and Telemundo Chicago, and streamed on nbcchicago.com and telemundochicago.com. FloTrack will provide live coverage of the marathon for U.K. and Ireland viewers (requires a $29.99 subscription). Runner’s World will be in Chicago with live analysis, in-depth pre- and post-race stories, videos, and … [Read more...] about Expert Chat: Who Will Win the Chicago Marathon?
The family of a Miami woman whose body was found when she didn’t return from a vacation in Costa Rica now says they believe more people were involved in her death. On a Facebook page that was created during the search for 36-year-old Carla Stefaniak when she failed to return from a trip for her birthday, family members say sources close to the investigation have told them forensic results have investigators believing more people were involved. “In fact, the doubt extends to that there may be up 3 or 4 possible people involved,” the family wrote in a message Thursday night. “We have been saying this since day 1. This was organized by more than one person as soon as Carla booked the place.” A security guard at the Airbnb where Stefaniak had been staying, Bismark Espinosa Martinez, has been arrested in connection with the case. Sister station Telemundo 51 reached out to officials in Costa Rica, who said information on the case is "confidential." Stefaniak was … [Read more...] about More Involved in Death of Miami Woman in Costa Rica, Her Family Says
The first Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 election will be held in Miami in June, NBC News announced Thursday. The debate will take place on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27. The events will be broadcast across NBC and MSNBC, as well as with real-time Spanish translations on Telemundo. Viewers in South Florida will be able to watch the debate on NBC 6 and Telemundo 51 on air and on their digital platforms. The debate will also be streamed for free across NBC News’ digital platforms, including NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, NBC News Mobile App and other platforms, including Telemundo’s digital platforms. According to the Democratic National Convention, lineups for the debate “will be determined at random to provide each candidate with a fair opportunity to make his or her case to a large, national audience.” So far, there are at least 15 people running for president in the Democratic party. Democrats Running for President in 2020 The race … [Read more...] about First Democratic Presidential Primary Debate to Be Hosted in Miami by NBC News