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Chicago Marathon: 119 Downers Grove Residents Cross the Finish Line

Participants successfully completed 26.2 miles Sunday at the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

More than 100 Downers Grove residents braved 26.2 miles Sunday to complete the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

A record 37,455 participants crossed the finish line in Grant Park during the event, which celebrated its 35th anniversary this year.

Ethiopian runner Tsegaye Kebede won the marathon, setting a course record of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 38 seconds. Winning on the women's side was Ethiopian Atsede Baysa (2:22:41), whose one-second margin of victory over Rita Jeptoo of Kenya was the closest finish in race history.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Bank of America Chicago Marathon’s 35th year than by rewriting the record books,” said Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski. “Tsegaye took advantage of great racing conditions and stiff competition to smash the course record, and Atsede and Rita treated us to a spirited battle all the way to the finish tape. Their performances set the pace for a wonderful day of marathon running in Chicago, and it’s my pleasure to congratulate all race finishers, and to thank our volunteers, city partners and sponsors who help make this event possible.”

The top five male finishers from Downers Grove were Ryan Desanti (03:04:41), Eric Sopp (03:05:26), Bryan Webster (03:07:13), James Nuttall (03:11:22) and Mark Werner (03:11:41). The top five females were Angielyn San Juan (03:14:59), Jessica Rangel (03:18:19), Katerina Claiborne (03:43:52), Mary Wienand (03:49:02) and Kristen Tully (03:52:20).

Congratulations, from Downers Grove Patch!

Unofficial Marathon Results: Downers Grove Men

RUNNER TIMEPLACE (GENDER)
PLACE (OVERALL) Acks, Brian 05:06:38 16,973 28,389 Adamo, Peter 03:34:48 4,159 5,067 Arredondo, Pedro 04:44:21 14,692 23,318 Bardoczi, Will 05:30:40 18,549
32,026 Barnes, Christopher 04:34:29 13,463
20,775 Bizior, Piotr 03:53:39 7,228 9,612 Boyer, Tyson 04:22:43 11,744 17,435 Cagle, James 03:40:09 4,961
6,210 Cipparrone, Pete 04:13:45 10,446 15,003 Ciszek, Daniel 04:57:50 16,198 26,673 Cnota, Mark 04:06:49 9,481 13,268 Corcoran, James 05:58:18 19,696 34,825 Cummings, Bill 05:05:33 16,891 28,215 Custer, Chris 04:46:06 14,882 23,723 Davis, Grant 03:51:05 15,151 35,254 Desanti, Ryan 03:04:41 1,052 1,157 Donahue, Donald 04:28:41 12,653 19,139 Earl, Edward 05:22:18 18,024 30,836
Farley, James 04:40:11 14,202 22,286
Fazioli, Samuel 04:46:58 14,989 23,949
Ghawaly, Michael 05:11:29 17,320 29,238 Glynn, Michael 03:34:02 4,038 4,897 Gorman, David 03:50:05 6,569 8,592 Henry, William 03:44:51 5,698 7,274 Hopkins, Kevin 03:52:01 6,926 9,130 Igoe, Bill 05:25:52 18,272 31,369 Kenney, James 04:03:30 9,041 12,527 Knorr, Jason 05:08:45 17,120 28,774 Koors, Dan 04:12:52 10,319 14,776 Lashley, Christopher 06:21:48 20,239 36,194 Leinweber, Edward 04:18:55 11,187 16,392 Mamula, Nicholas 03:56:30 7,790 10,493 Maranowicz, Harry 04:39:52 14,161 22,203 Marchieoretto, Joseph 04:46:13 14,896 23,755 Maughan, Nigel 04:08:33 9,714 13,686 McCormick, Shawn 05:20:51 17,931 30,627 Montgomery, Robert 06:25:24 20,316 36,358 Myers, William 03:40:13 4,968 6,219 Noon, Nathanael 04:15:46 10,729 15,521 Nuttall, James 03:11:22 1,527 1,701 Olsen, Jerry 04:12:04 10,209 14,568 Paschall, Daniel 04:12:51 10,318 14,774 Penksa, Ronald 06:08:41 19,981 35,527 Pernia, Nathan 07:03:33 20,616 37,233 Post, Quinn 05:42:36 19,112 33,359 Rangel, Ayax 03:18:21 2,084 2,368 Riordan, Mike 04:44:32 14,711 23,368 Rowe, Gene 04:00:25 8,654
11,845 Ruff, Alex 04:40:16 14,206 22,303 Schweer, Stephen 04:36:34 13,738 21,323 Schwytzer, Jeffrey 04:33:41 13,352 20,564 Sebben, Jeremy 04:58:59 16,334 26,983 Sheppard, Dave 03:20:59 2,351 2,685 Slomski, Stephen 04:57:51 16,199 26,675 Sopp, Eric 03:05:26 1,094 1,203 Spratt, Kevin 03:56:15 7,741 10,417 Stevenson, Isaac 03:27:31 3,105 3,635 Terrien, Bill 03:58:54 8,341 11,342 Tom, Harley 04:19:49 11,325 16,650 Vander Wal, Jon 03:39:02 4,751 5,919 Vroman, Randal 04:37:35 13,867 21,584 Webster, Bryan 03:07:13 1,189 1,313 Weiler, Michael 04:33:19 13,302 20,463 Werner, Mark 03:11:41 1,539 1,715 Wieczorek, Phil 04:40:27 14,232 22,352 Wielenberg, Aaron 03:43:32 5,458 6,928 Williams, Barry 05:22:50 18,047 30,895 Williams, Jeffrey 06:07:58 19,972 35,502 Williams, Ron 07:09:48 20,640 37,298 Winslow, Robert 05:22:33 18,038 30,867 Wissman, Matthew 04:51:26 15,480 25,015 Zaremba, Thomas 04:12:39 2,717 14,721

Unofficial Marathon Results: Downers Grove Women

RUNNERTIMEPLACE (GENDER)
PLACE (OVERALL) Asuncion, Marie 04:06:55 3,797 13,293 Barkley, Jeannie 06:27:47 16,112 36,467 Boone, Alison 04:59:58 10,764 27,205 Brady, Jessica 05:00:42 10,852 27,353 Brown, Marie 04:30:47 6,817 19,793 Burek, Christin 05:43:41 14,322 33,486 Buzzurro, Sue 05:47:08 14,547 33,858 Claiborne, Katerina 03:43:52 1,496 7,010 Courtney, Katie 04:07:22 3,857 13,412 Culligan, Lisa 06:20:49 15,921 36,142 Davis, Elizabeth 05:00:10 10,795 27,257 Dawson, Donna 07:02:01 16,605 37,215 Farrington, Dina 04:57:01 10,360 26,461 Fernandez, Cindy 04:48:08 9,103 24,215 Greenwood, Rachel 05:08:35 11,635 28,741 Grutzius, Kristina 04:18:43 5,175 16,340 Hissem, Leann 04:40:22 8,112 22,334 Kamath, Seema 06:48:27 16,464 37,022 Kamuda, Rosalyn 06:00:20 15,219 34,987 Knope, Karah 04:23:35 5,808 17,680 Maurer, Anita 04:38:31 7,846 21,846 Melo Bravo, Ximeno 05:58:13 15,124 34,817 Mensik, Julie 04:31:09 6,865 19,877 Meyer, Gabrielle 05:15:26 12,248 29,846 Miller, Jackie 06:03:56 15,383 35,246 Moscato, Megan 04:47:23 9,018 24,044 Mueller, Sandy 05:18:35 12,512 30,311 Noon, Maggie 04:46:52 8,946 23,921 O'Donnell, Heather 04:07:45 3,891 13,503 Paschall, Kristina 04:56:08 10,220 26,230 Pautsch, Tricia 06:23:15 15,996 36,267 Pernia, Kimberly 07:03:33 16,617 37,232 Petersen, Shannon 04:58:33 10,590 26,876 Petring, Kelly 04:10:19 4,162 14,161 Rangel, Jessica 03:18:19 283 2,363 Roach, Kristan 04:27:32 6,334 18,784 Roti, Karen 05:15:35 12,267 29,880 San Juan, Angielyn 03:14:59 223 2,028 Sementa, Angela 06:50:52 16,496 37,069 Silva, Anise 04:43:38 8,533 23,143 Smart, Stephanie 04:54:12 9,927 25,718 Towey, Kelly 05:25:01 13,033 31,254 Tregler, Megan 06:26:16 16,067 36,396 Tully, Kristen 03:52:20 2,230 9,199 Vroman, Stephanie 04:23:11 5,757 17,570 Wienand, Mary 03:49:02 1,918 8,269 Zeigler, Heather 03:56:37 2,717 10,538

Source: Bank of America Chicago Marathon searchable results.

Do you know of someone that ran in the Chicago Marathon? Share their story or bid them a congratulatory message by leaving a comment below!

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Patricia Gronlund October 08, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Congrats to DGS Spanish teacher Paula Fernandez and husband Mario for finishing. Also to Laura Kurtyak, sister of DGS Spanish teacher Robert Topor and to former DGS student David Olson, who both ran and finished.
Amanda Luevano October 08, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Patricia, thanks for the post! I wonder if they are from different towns, since they didn't show up under Downers Grove. Regardless, that's awesome!

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