PEORIA -- A new tradition started in one Central Illinois town.
Cole Hendrix was planning to run his first full marathon. He was training with the "Second Wind Running Club" around town, while finishing his Ph.D. in Crop Sciences at the University of Illinois. But about 2 months ago, his life was turned upside-down.
URBANA -- People are getting ready to run in this week's Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. Organizers have been getting ready for months.
BOSTON, MA -- Tatyana McFadden won the Women’s Wheelchair Division at the Boston Marathon Monday. She crossed the finish line with an unofficial time of 1:35:05.
This “Face of the Race” is going the extra mile to raise money for cancer research.
BOSTON, MA -- A year after the bombing at the Boston Marathon, those killed and injured were remembered Tuesday.
LEROY -- An area man is finally fulfilling one of his dreams.
GIBSON CITY -- Kristina Meece says she never dreamed she would become a runner, but she says running has changed her life.
Greg Boldt was denied health insurance because of his weight and high blood pressure. He was determined to get coverage for his family, and that meant getting in shape -- using any motivation he could.
Colin started running to lose weight, and now his motivation is growing -- a little more each day.
URBANA -- The sun was shining and the wind slowed down a bit Wednesday, so some brave runners hit the road.
CHAMPAIGN CO. -- Many people are already signing-up for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. The WCIA-3 Morning Show is celebrating "Marathon Mondays” by sharing a new “Face of the Race” story every Monday leading up to race day.
NEW YORK, NY -- It's been a weekend of firsts for UI wheelchair athlete Tatyana McFadden.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS -- A UI wheelchair-racing athlete makes history after winning marathons in four cities this year.
Update: 10:17 pm, 11/2/13, Saturday NATIONAL -- A University of Illinois athlete is making history in the world of wheelchair racing.
CHICAGO -- It's only been one day since Illini Tatyana McFadden won the Women's Wheelchair Race at the Chicago Marathon, but she's done celebrating.
CHICAGO -- You don't always have to finish first to be an inspiration.
CHAMPAIGN -- A man is getting closer to his goal for giving back to the people who saved his daughter's life.
DAYTON, OH -- A marathon in Ohio is going to look a lot like the one here in Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN -- Despite extra security, excitement at Memorial Stadium was running high for the Illinois Marathon.
CHAMPAIGN -- Thousands of runners are all getting ready now for Saturday's race.
Officers get help from a special volunteer during the marathon. Frank Pagel is their "eye in the sky."
CHAMPAIGN -- This weekend, thousands of runners will go for the gold.
CHAMPAIGN -- If your kids are looking for a way to get involved in the Illinois Marathon, it's not too late.
SAVOY -- A University of Illinois student is back after winning two huge races in less than a week.
CHAMPAIGN -- With just days to go before the Illinois Marathon, organizers are in dire need of more volunteers.
CHAMPAIGN -- If you're running in the Illinois Marathon, you might notice some changes.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- In the midst of Monday's chaos in Boston, organizers for a race in our own back yard re-evaluated security plans.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY-- The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon will bring thousands of people to Champaign-Urbana at the end of the month. That crowd translates to dollar signs for local businesses.
CHAMPAIGN -- The Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon needs volunteers to help runners on the course.
CHAMPAIGN -- You don't have to be a runner to take part in the Illinois Marathon.
CHAMPAIGN -- The city is gearing up for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.
CHAMPAIGN -- Some changes are in the works for this April's Illinois Marathon.
CHAMPAIGN-One of the city's biggest events is getting off to a running start.