Sunday, September 13, 2009
Rizzo, White Win Chicago Half Marathon
Patrick Rizzo, 26, and Melissa White, 28, both members of the Hansons team based in Rochester Hills, Mich., were the winners of the Chicago Half Marathon on Sunday. Rizzo won the men's and overall title, dethroning three-time winner Greg Costello, 28, of Chicago, with a 1:07:49 to Costello's 1:08:50. White was way ahead on the women's side, running a 1:14:56. Amanda Domich, 24, of Chicago, was second in 1:20:05. Back on the men's side, third through fifth went to Emisael Favela, 32, of Cicero, in 1:08:55; Jose Munez, 24, of San Antonio, Texas, in 1:09:14; and Matthew Lacey, 25, of Chicago, in 1:09:38. A lot of other prominent runers graced the top 20 in this race which had 13,854 finishers on a nice morning along the lakefront. In the women's race, Christina Overbeck, 23, of Chicago, was third in 1:21:40. Fourth and fifth went to Amber Druien, 24, of Woodstock, in 1:21:48, and Carol Jefferson, 26, of Rochester Hills, Mich., in 1:22:33.