Sunday, April 26, 2009

CARA's Lakefront 10 a Winner

Under new ownership, the CARA Lakefront 10-miler had a good day on Saturday along Chicago's north lakefront. Greg Costello, 28, of Chicago, made it look easy with a 52:49, for his second Runners' Choice Series victory in two weeks. Emisael Favela, 32, of Chicago, who runs for the race's founder and previous owner, Universal Sole, took second in 54:12, and Doug Pearson, 41, of Elmhurst, one of my fellow Elmhurst Running Club competitors, took third in a strong field, posting a 58:51. There were 579 male finishers. On the women's side, former winner Kim Miltz, 35, of Hoffman Estates, returned to the top of the podium with a 1:01:21. She was followed by Christina Overbeck, 22, of Chicago, who cranked out a 1:04:00. Third was another blast from the past, Ann Schaefers-Coles, 44, of Cary. She ran a 1:06:07. I am so proud of all of these runners. Hats off to CARA for purchasing this event and putting it on a very high level. I hope I can run it next year. Photo (Courtesy of Brenda Barrera --Chicago Running Examiner blog--): Doug Pearson nears the finish line for third place while CARA president Dan Daly (on bicycle) looks for the first female finisher.

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