May 10, 2017

300 new photos added to the Illinois Marathon gallery

Tom Gelsthorpe runs his leg of the relay race
April 22, 2017 - Champaign, IL - Tom Gelsthorpe runs his leg of the Illinois Marathon for his team. Earlier he finished 2nd in the mens 35-39 division in the 10K race. Gels' Belles won the mixed team race with a time of 3:18:30. See more photos from the 2017 Illinois Marathon here...


This week, 350 new images to the PhotoNews 2017 Illinois Marathon photo gallery. In our most recent update you'll find photos of runners hailing from around the country we captured running between the 23rd and 24th mile of the race. There is a photo of Indiana's Cheryl Gray running to a 5th place finish in the Womens 50-54 division, Dan Johnson, from Longmount, CO from the Mens 60-64 division and several photos of first place finisher Janet Burgess from Claremore, OK, who won the Womens 60-64 title with a time of 04:09:33, running a strong race at mile 24.

Hundreds of competitors from around the world, like Mizuki Sugimoto, who clocked in at 3:19:38, ran this year's race. There are several photos of the Japanese runner cruising toward the 24th mile marker in our latest update as well as a cool photo of Costa Rican Abel Chinchilla on his way to 4:09:40 finish.

Closer to home, we included almost 100 photos of area runners from this year's race. Check out the photos of St. Joseph's John Lubinski, Aaron Schwartz-Duval from Urbana and Mahomet's Tonya Nunn, who took home third-place in the Womens Masters category.

Below are just some of the runners we happened to photograph running the 26.2 mile course. See more photos from the race here . . .

Lauren Ferraro dumps a cup of water over her head
Lauren Ferraro, from Saint Louis, MO, dumps a cup of water over her head as she runs to a 15th place finish in the Womens 30-34 division. She crossed the finish line at 3:43:51.


Bloomington's Gary Savage racing in the 2017 Illinois Marathon
Bloomington's Gary Savage, Jr., runs to a 16th place finish in the Mens 40-44 division during the 2017 Illinois Marathon. Completing his run at 3:21:50, he finished this year's race 128th overall out of 1,216 competitors on Saturday.


Elpidio Vilchez
Elpidio Vilchez runs to a 2nd place finish in the Mens Overall Masters division. The Chicago, IL, native finished the race at 02:48:59 and 14th overall out of 1,216 competitors on Saturday.


Julia Ordzowialy keeps a steady pace
With a little more than three miles to go, Julia Ordzowialy keeps a steady pace on her way to a 2nd place finish in the Womens 35-39 category. The Chicagoan was 87th overall out of 1,216 runners stopping the clock at 03:13:50.



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