Monday, November 1, 2010

Carrera de los Muertos to Favela, Montes

Saturday's Carrera de los Muertos (Race of the Dead) in Chicago was taken by Emisael Favela, 33, of Cicero, in 15:57 and Columba Montes, 31, of Chicago, in 18:06. Both are prominent runners on the Chicago running landscape, and both are still alive after their winning runs! This race, which features a little bit of everything when it comes to Halloween weekend, had 655 male finishers and 863 female finishers. With some costumes, it might have been tough to tell which was which! At any rate, runner-up male was Juan Hiatt, 32, of Chicago, in 16:22, and third went to Jeremy Borling, 30, of Chicago, in 16:47. It's good to see Jeremy racing after a long year of helping produce the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. On the women's side, Clara Prouty, 35, of Oak Park, was second in 18:10, and Hayden Kristiansen, 31, of Chicago, was third in 19:58. I saw the names of lots of good friends in the results of this race. You know who you are. Congrats!

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