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Carey Pinkowski

Region native Carey Pinkowski has the Chicago Marathon on a world stage

Region native Carey Pinkowski has the Chicago Marathon on a world stage

CHICAGO | Executive race director Carey Pinkowski had to chuckle when asked if the Chicago Marathon, HIS Chicago Marathon, has become an obsession.

October 09, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Carey Pinkowski, Rita Jeptoo

Carey Pinkowski, Rita Jeptoo

Chicago Marathon Executive Director and Hammond native Carey Pinkowski, left, interviews women's champion Rita Jeptoo of Kenya at last year's race.

October 08, 2014 4:44 pm
Chicago Marathon race fans

Chicago Marathon race fans

Race fans cheer on the early leaders at last year's Chicago Marathon, which drew 45,000 runners.

October 08, 2014 4:34 pm
AL HAMNIK: Hammond's 'terrific trio' went the distance for 39 years

AL HAMNIK: Hammond's 'terrific trio' went the distance for 39 years

There is room for others on the big stage. That's what makes sports so appealing. It's not a snooty, private club with VIP parking only.

July 07, 2014 6:15 pm
AL HAMNIK: Pinkowski feeling secure as Sunday's Chicago Marathon draws near

AL HAMNIK: Pinkowski feeling secure as Sunday's Chicago Marathon draws near

It's no wonder Carey Pinkowski has an office phone, a business cell phone and a personal cell phone.

October 08, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: The region loses another athlete to the heavenly hall of fame

AL HAMNIK: The region loses another athlete to the heavenly hall of fame

Tim Keough, a jolly old soul while retired and living in Arizona, told friends in Northwest Indiana that he often was "booked" making appearances as Santa Claus at the local stores during Christmas.

June 11, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: Boston Marathon bombing called 'outside the box'

AL HAMNIK: Boston Marathon bombing called 'outside the box'

You could sense the shock and deep sadness in Carey Pinkowski's voice as if he were sitting next you at a Starbucks, baring his soul.

April 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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AL HAMNIK: Chicago race director Pinkowski recalls the real Sammy Wanjiru

AL HAMNIK: Chicago race director Pinkowski recalls the real Sammy Wanjiru

At what age are legends made? Would Sammy Wanjiru, at 24, already qualify for such lofty status?

May 17, 2011 10:00 pm Photos

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AL HAMNIK: Something for everyone at NYC marathon

AL HAMNIK: Something for everyone at NYC marathon

What's any marathon without one Chilean miner trapped underground for 69 days and a Denver go-go dancer already having qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials?

November 06, 2010 10:00 pm Photos

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