Monday, October 25, 2010
Bareikis, Myrda 1st, 3rd at Dells Marathon
The first annual Wisconsin Dells Marathon on Sunday featured two Illinois runners as Archie Bareikis, 24, of Oak Forest, won in 2:43:24, and Jan Myrda, 39, of Palos Heights, took third in 2:56:16. Myrda was right behind Bareikis through the halfway point, 1:22:35.00 to 1:22:35.10, but faded and was passed for the runner-up spot by Kris James, 27, of Wheeler, MI, who finished in 2:50:57. Julie Faylona, 33, was the women's winner in 3:09:28. Congrats to Archie and Jan. I am a big fan of Jan's because he also is a cross-country ski phenom.