Sunday, April 12, 2009
Purdom, Mele Cruise the "Corridor"
Jeff Purdom of Naperville and Marisa Mele of Woodstock won the intimate National Heritage Corridor 25K on Saturday at Channahon. Purdom won the men's race and overall title in 1:37:40 for the distance which translates to about 15.6 miles. Mele ran 1:47:28 for fastest female honors. Going 2-3 on the men's side were David Hannius of Mokenga (1:38:17) and Macief Kurka of Chicago (1:40:07). Masters runner (shirtless wonder) Tom Estka of Chicago was fourth in 1:42:05. On the women's side, Kathy Daniels of Oak Park was runner-up to Mele with a 1:52:19, and Evelyn Wisniewski of Naperville was third in 1:57:34. There were 150 finishers on a cool, sunny day. Thanks again to the Prairie State Roadrunners for putting this on.