By JOHN FRIEDLEIN
CHICAGO — Ryan Snellen woke up in a nervous sweat.
He was about to compete against more than 4,000 runners in the Bucktown 5K, but it
wasn’t the footrace itself that made the covers too much for him that chilly morning. Snellen, after all, has been running competitively since he was a sixth grader at East Hardin Middle School in Glendale.