Kurt Fiene was absolutely awesome on Monday at the Boston Marathon. The 47-year-old Elmhurst resident and president of the Elmhurst Running Club ran 2:43:44 to easily win the Vision Impaired division for the second year in a row. He soundly beat his rival, Adrian Broca, 32, of Los Angeles, who ran 2:56:55. Fiene's race was amazing in that he had a negative split on a course where the first half is much easier. He ran 1:21:53 and 1:21:51. Incredible! Hats off to Lori Dunn, who coached Kurt through the long, hard winter.
Illinois' other headliners were Dave Walters of Lisle, who ran a 2:44:23 to finish second in men's 50-59 and Nancy Rollins of Evanston, who posted a 3:28:20 to grab the runner-up position in women's 60-69. She was first American, but lost to Korean Soon Ok Kim, who ran 3:25:58. Congrats to all!