Twenty Channahon residents and 15 Minooka 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 2:03:45—53 seconds faster than last year's winning time. Winning on the women's side was Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, who finished in 2:19:15, 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 top male finisher from Channahon was Casey McCollom, who finished at 3:25:44. The top female finisher from Channahon was Mahryha Iwema, who clocked in at 3:41:15.
The youngest Channahon resident to finish was 20-year-old Danielle Orihuela, and the oldest was 64-year-old Candelario Olvera.
From Minooka the top male finisher was Scott Parker, who finished at 3:05:53. The top female finisher from Minooka was Annette McCammon, clocking in at 4:22:28. The youngest person from Minooka to finish was 32-year-old Theresa Oberding and the oldest was 57-year-old Paul Nette.
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