Top of the Morning, April 22, 2019

Top of the Morning, April 22, 2019

Odds are, we won't get another finish on Saturday like the one we saw at the 2018 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.

That's OK, we're still pleased as punch about what's ahead this weekend.

The 11th annual Illinois Marathon weekend begins Friday night with the 5K and continues Saturday morning with the 10K, wheelchair half-marathon, half-marathon and marathon.

And just like the 10 years before, we'll publish the names of everyone who crosses the finish line in every race except the youth run.

This year's special section, like last year's (at right) will be 16 pages.

In addition to the results, there will be photos galore from throughout the course — thanks to the fine work of photographers Robin Scholz, Rick Danzl and Stephen Haas — plus news and notes from writers Colin Likas and Bob Asmussen.

After the race, head to to view photos from the entire weekend, plus a video from multimedia specialist Anthony Zilis.

We consider it our own personal marathon, one we enjoy almost as much as the folks running in the races.

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