Tuesday, April 21, 2009
A Salute to Illinois' Best at Boston
The Boston finish line, pictured the day before Patriots Day when the sun was shining, was crossed by some fast Illinoisans on Monday. Jonathan Eckberg, 28, of downstate Greenville, was our top male, clocking 2:36:03. Next came Jesse Kleinjan, 25, of Chicago, in 2:37:01, and Dave Strubbe, 27, of Chicago, in 2:38:12. Those are some nice times. On the female side, I'll go four-deep. First was Amber Hardin, 28, of Chicago, in 3:05:31. She was followed by Michelle Densmore, 28, of Chicago, in 3:06:22; Mary Paulsen, 24, of Chicago, in 3:06:23; and Sarah Bard, 24, of Chicago, in 3:06:33. Training through our wicked winter paid off. Great job!