Illinois, Oklahoma runners win

Illinois, Oklahoma runners win

In only his third marathon, Nick Hird of Naperville won the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon. 

His time was 2:23:56.

Hird, 29, originally from Rock Island, owns a running-shoe business in Naperville. He previously had run the Chicago and Twin Cities marathons. 

And the women's winner is Camille Herron from Oklahoma. Her time was 2:45:48.

Herron has a goal of winning a marathon in all 50 states; she has won in nine so far and this was her first Illinois marathon. She ran in South Africa last month and has plans to race next weekend in Lincoln, Neb.

The men's wheelchair winner is Gyudae Kim, a freshman at Parkland College, with a time of 48:12.

The women's wheelchair winner for the half-marathon is Amanda McGrory of Savoy, with a time of 50:47.

The men's half-marathon winner is Ryan Giuliano, from Oakwood Hills, a suburb of Chicago. His time was 1:09:22.

The women's half-marathon winner is Christina Johnson from Xenia, Ohio. She finished in1:18:41.

The women's 10K winner is Rachel Zubricky of Champaign. She won for the third straight year. Her time was 40:16.

The men's 10K winner is Paul Rochus from Ontario, Canada. His time was 34:13.

Here's a breakdown of the participants::

Race Men Women Total
5K 2192 3803 5995
10K 744 1600 2344
Half 2606 3587 6193
Full 1071 749 1820
Wheelchair 11 7 18


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MidwestEditor wrote on April 27, 2013 at 11:04 am

A story about the winners of the marathon, and the only mention of a winning time is an unofficial time for the wheelchair winner. Just what I've come to expect from the News Gazette.


Mike Howie wrote on April 27, 2013 at 1:04 pm
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Thanks for your comment. Sorry, we didn't have times earlier, but we've added them.

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auntsonyas wrote on April 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm

And the number of zeros on Jan Seeley's paycheck? She gets people to close streets, pay to enter, and volunteer to work the race, and she draws a salary all year long from the profits. That's some great scam she's running, forgive the pun! I wouldn't care, if the marathon didn't make it nearly impossible to get across town all day long. I did notice, though, that the North side was free of runners, wonder why that is...?