Sunday, September 14, 2008
Costello, Domich Win Banco Popular Chicago Half
On a wet and ugly Sunday morning, Greg Costello and Amanda Domich bested strong fields to win the men's and women's titles at the Banco Popular Chicago Half-Marathon. As of 10:15 p.m. Sunday, well after Carlos Zambrano's no-hitter for the Cubs, the official results showed 10,853 finishers (6,497 women and 4,356 men). That might include the 5K, but I'm not sure. In the main event, Costello, 27, of Chicago, won in 1:07:59, gapping runner-up Adrian Rodriguez, 20, of Puerto Rico, to win handily. Rodriguez was timed in 1:08:12, while third-place finisher Matt Flaherty, 23, of Bloomington, Ind., ran a 1:08:56. Domich, 23, of Algonquin, won handily on the women's side with a 1:20:58. Alona Banai, 24, of Oak Park, was next in 1:22:01, followed by Christina Overbeck, 22, of Chicago, who was clocked in 1:23:04. Looking back over the past few weeks, it's been quite a half-marathon season in the Chicago
area. Thanks to Brenda Barrera, editor of RunMidwest magazine for these great photos.
Photo 1: Greg Costello (left) trails Adrian Rodriguez midway through the race. They eventually switched positions. Photo 2: The mid-pack runners take over Lakeshore Drive.
NOTE: For more excellent coverage and photos, see Brenda Barrera's site at: