Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Fiene Tops Vision Impaired Podium

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!


Anonymous said...

Oh, jeez, Fiene's on the juice. Nobody can possibly improve that much so soon, certainly not at 47.

Anonymous said...

Who ever wrote that is jealous, and can't be a good sport. Suck it up. Kurt worked his a** off. You did amazing Kurt, don't let the above anonymous bring you down.