Olavi Suomalainen

OLAVI SUOMALAINEN   Before running became jogging and before running shoes became fashion, a Finn and Karhu runner named Olavi Suomalainen won the 1972 Boston Marathon. Twenty-five years old at that time, Olavi’s triumph was remarkable given that he had never run more than 17 miles in his life.   Olavi won wearing his Karhu […]

Upcoming running events

Allstate Life Insurance? 13.1® Chicago: June 9 Running the famous Chicago Lakefront path has never been this much fun or this rewarding! This 13.1 course is flat, fast and scenic as it traces the shores of Lake Michigan and culminates with a finish line party at the South Shore Cultural Center. We can’t think of […]