Chicago marathon adds nonbinary division in quiet manner some runners find 'hurtful'
The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is one of the most prestigious races, drawing runners from around the globe. So when Cal Calamia heard that the race on Sunday had opened a nonbinary runner category, the former Grayslake resident was ecstatic.
"It's really exciting. It feels really good to choose nonbinary in my hometown race," said Calamia, who does not identify as either male or female and uses the pronoun they.
But Calamia grew concerned upon realizing there was no "elite" nonbinary division, as in the male and female races, or any finish line ribbon or monetary prize. Calamia then noticed there had been no public announcement to promote the division.
• For the full story, visit chicago.suntimes.com.