The great race is over and we are back to normal around Champaign Urbana. The winner was a Kenyan from Mexico City (many Kenyans train in Mexico at high altitude) and he ran in record time.
There was not a record number of runners but the crowd was good and the day perfect. Next years race hopefully willl be preceeded by milder weather so that the race numbers cna continue to climb. This race series started several years ago when the organizers expecting a 3,000 crowd, got a deluge of 9,ooo for the initial run. Lets hope it continues to grow in 2015.
Here is a listing of the top 10 finishers:
|15||Jason Lokwatom||Troy OH||M/29||2:23:43||2:23:43||5:28/mi||2||2||1|
|4||Brett Lustgarten||Carol Stream IL||M/24||2:30:51||2:30:51||5:45/mi||4||4||1|
|2074||Harley Johnson||Urbana IL||M/40||2:40:18||2:40:19||6:06/mi||5||5||1|
|873||Braulio Benitez||chicago IL||M/32||2:42:45||2:42:45||6:12/mi||6||6||2|
|5||Scott Jansky||Two Rivers WI||M/40||2:43:19||2:43:20||6:13/mi||7||7||2|
|1903||Ethan Wedel||Machesney Park IL||M/25||2:44:50||2:44:52||6:17/mi||8||8||2|
|8||Jonathon Roberts||Saint Louis MO||M/24||2:46:56||2:46:56||6:21/mi||9||9||2|
|402||Nathan Smith||Urbana IL||M/23||2:47:41||2:47:45||6:23/mi||10||10||3|