Fifty Palos area residents braved 26.2 miles on Sunday to complete the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
A record 39,115 runners cross the sun-splashed finish line in Grant Park, according to marathon officials.
Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto won the marathon, setting a course record of 02:03:45—53 seconds faster than last year's winning time. Winning on the women's side was Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, who finished in 02:19:15, the fastest women's marathon time in the world this year.
“It was an incredible day at the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon—one where the results from the course reflected the hard work and determination that was put in by the staff, the volunteers and our City of Chicago partners to make the event possible,” said Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski in a statement.
The overall top Palos area finisher was Cassidy Wall, of Palos Heights, who completed the course in a blazing 2:49:30 and placed 31st out of the thousands of female runners competing on Sunday.
The top male finisher from the Palos area was Jim Pacente of Palos Heights who completed the marathon in 03:19:54.
The following Palos area runners are listed as having an official finish time from the on Sunday.
Palos Heights: Megan Balas, Ryan Burke, Annie Czech, Erin Enright, Timothy Enright, Sarah Haberkorn, Christie Heintzman, Daniel Liston, Beverly Lynch, Anee Maglalang, Jim Pacente, Donald Potter, Brian Roll, Catherine Roll, Shea Schaaf, Jackie Sobczak, Maura Vizza, Cassidy Wall
Palos Park: David Carpenter, Theresa Coverick, Mike Dellert, Bryan Dobes, Julie Geraghty, Kristin Kaminski, William Kaminski, Tania Karas, Jennifer Kazaitis, Christina Ladas, Severine LaClercq, Jim Pedersen, Lisa Petrelli, Jessica Rodriguez, John Stopka, Thomas Ver Velde, Kevin Wren, Anthony Yerkes
Palos Hills: Phil Basile, Bruce Carriedo, Michael Conroy, Jennifer Curtner, Rush Darwish, Maria Galvan, Victoria Garcia, Julie Kaim, John Kelly, Stephanie Olevich, Kathy Szostak, Maria Torres, Carlos White, Erica Zander
Source: Bank of America Chicago Marathon searchable results.
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