Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Off With a Bang
A feisty field of 469 finishers got 2010 off to a fast start at the New Year's Day 5K in Chicago. Seemingly picking up where he left off after an outstanding 2009 season, Emisael Favela, 32, of Cicero, ruled the race, winning in 16:34. Alyssa Hunt, 26, of Chicago, was first woman across the finish line in 20:28. Nos. 2 and 3 in the male ranks in this New Year's Day parade were Karsen Green, 19, of Gurnee, in 17:44, and Caleb Chatfield, 30, of Chicago, in 17:49. Second and third women were Erika Vasquez, 30, of Chicago, in 21:06, and Holly Porter, 33, of Chicago, in 21:13. That's moving for a run the day after New Year's Eve!