WINDY CITY TIMES
||Thousands take part in Chicago Marathon; non-binary participants noted
This article shared 1127 times since Mon Oct 10, 2022
Thousands of individuals ran, walked, rode in wheelchairs and relied on other forms of movement as they took part in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon throughout the city on Oct. 9.
And for the first time, non-binary participants had their own competitive category. The top 12 finishers were all from the United States, led by Blank Bruno, who ran the 26.2 miles in 2:47:12. Grayslake native Cal Calamia finished second (2:58:50) while Elliot Painter (3:21:32) was third. Seventy non-binary participants registered for this year's event.
"I woke up this morning, and I knew I wasn't just running this for myself," Calamia told The Chicago Tribune. "For anyone who is looking to see someone like them do something like this. It's an honor to be able to be one of the people who gets to represent this community."
Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich defended her Chicago Marathon title, breaking the tape in 2:14:18; U.S. participant Emily Sisson set a record for this country by finishing second in 2:18:29. Another person from Kenya, Benson Kipruto, cruised to victory in the men's race in 2:04:2425 seconds ahead of Ethiopian Seifu Tura Abdiwak.
Swiss athlete Marcel Hug won the men's wheelchair division in 1:25:20 while the United States' Daniel Romanchuk finished second in 1:33:11. The United States took the top four spots in the women's section, headed by Susannah Scaroni (1:45:48) and Tatyana Mcfadden (1:49:46).
One of the six marathon majors in the world, the course started and ended in Grant Park, winding through 29 neighborhoods, as far north as Uptown and all the way down to Bronzeville, the Tribune noted.
This article shared 1127 times since Mon Oct 10, 2022
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|Attorney General Raoul Joins Coalition To Protect Access To Gender-Affirming Care|
From a press release - CHICAGO — Attorney General Kwame Raoul today stood up for transgender rights, joining a coalition of 16 attorneys general in filing an amicus brief supporting efforts to promote equal access to healthcare in West Virginia ...
|Congress passes Respect for Marriage Act, sends to President Biden for signature|
-- From a press release. Video below - (New York, NY - December 8, 2022) — GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is responding to the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act in the U.S. ...
|276,000 transgender adults in the U.S. are enrolled in Medicaid|
-- From a press release - More than 40% lack guaranteed access to coverage for gender-affirming care under state law An estimated 276,000 transgender adults are enrolled in Medicaid in the U.S., according to a new analysis by the Williams Institute at ...
|"A Secret I Can't Tell" book updated and reissued|
-- From a press release - NEW YORK, NY — NOVEMBER 14, 2022 — In 2020 the United States Supreme Court ruled that 1964 Civil Rights Act protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex. But now Florida's "Don't say gay" ...
|DiBernardo leaving Chicago Red Stars|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO, Ill. (December 6, 2022) - Vanessa DiBernardo, Chicago Red Stars midfielder and team captain, has informed the team that she does not plan to re-sign with the club. The Naperville native has been a part ...
|Mpox Working Group sends letter to Congress calling for $900 million in funding|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, in partnership with 39 other leading public health, HIV/AIDS, medical ...
|Santa Speedo Run returns with plenty of holiday cheer|
The 11th annual Santa Speedo Run took place at Sidetrack Video Bar Dec. 3. The event, a fundraiser for Center on Halsted, has grown exponentially year after year and has managed to take on a life ...
|Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks all lose; NU wins; Illinois in bowl game|
The streaks continue for the Chicago Bears (3-10). The Bears fell short against the archrival Green Bay Packers (5-8) 28-19 at Soldier Field on Dec. 4. It was Green Bay's eighth straight series win over Chicago, ...
|WORLD Japan ruling, Kenya groups, World Cup, Almodovar|
Video below - A district court in the Tokyo Prefecture ruled that Japan's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is legal, according to The Washington Blade. In a statement to Reuters, plaintiffs' attorney Nobuhito Sawasaki said, "This is actually a ...
|Blackhawks end losing streak; UChicago makes soccer history|
On Dec. 3, the visiting Chicago Blackhawks (7-12-4) defeated the New York Rangers (11-10-4) 5-2, snapping an eight-game losing streak. With an assist on Taylor Raddysh's goal to put the team up 4-1 in the third period, ...
|NATIONAL Trans officials, marriage equality, Karl Schmid, Pelosi, Buttigieg|
Video below - Once all of the newly elected officials are seated, there will be nine transgender state legislators (up from eight this year) and nine non-binary state legislators across the country, NBC News noted, citing The Victory Institute. ...
|Chicago Red Stars lose three to free agency|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO, Ill. (Dec.1, 2022) - Midfielders Danielle Colaprico and Morgan Gautrat as well as forward Rachel Hill have informed the Chicago Red Stars that they do not plan to re-sign with the club. The three became ...
|World AIDS Day: GLAAD releases 2022 State of HIV Stigma Study|
-- From a press release - (New York, NY - December 1, 2022) GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, is releasing its third annual State of HIV Stigma ...
|Bulls, Blackhawks lose; Lightfoot-Fire FC link|
The Chicago Bulls (9-12) fell to the Phoenix Suns (15-6) 132-113 in Arizona on Nov. 30, dropping the Bulls to 12th in the Eastern Conference. Phoenix now leads the Western Conference. Devin Booker scored 51 for ...
|Chicago Sky announces 2023 schedule|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO — The Chicago Sky announced its schedule for the 2023 season, the WNBA announced on Wednesday. It marks the 27th season for the WNBA and the 18th for the Chicago Sky franchise. The WNBA ...