Sunday, January 15, 2012
Congrats to Our Trials Finishers!
What a flashback to how it once was yesterday to actually be able to see the Olympic Marathon Trials on TV, even if they were edited. I made sure I didn't know what had happened and thoroughly enjoyed the delayed telecast on NBC. Here is a special salute to the finishers from Illinois or with Illinois ties. On the men's side, Patrick Rizzo, 28, of Boulder, CO, a former Schaumburg resident, ran a terrific race, clocking 2:13:42 for 13th place. Jeff Jonaitis, 30, of Tinley Park, also ran extremely well, putting in a 2:17:56 for 41st place. In the women's race, which started 15 minutes after the men, former Chicagoan Claudia Becque, 35, of Emerald Hills, CA, finished 78th in 2:45:00. Another former Chicagoan, Christina Overbeck, 25, of Portland, OR, came in 108th in 2:48:25, and Kate DeProsperis, 32, of Downers Grove, finished in 134th with a 2:53:29. Great running by everyone! What effort, what training. You all deserve some time off for a job very well-done!