September 10, 2019

Three-Mile Tuesday: Glimpse back the inaugural Illinois Marathon

Every week we'll try to highlight runners and moments from road and cross country races three miles or longer that we have collected over the past decade and half. We kick off what we will be a regular weekly series on iphotonews.com as time allows with a look back at the 2009 Marathon.

Kazuhiro Tatsuzawa, from Champaign, IL, takes water from aid station volunteer Carmelita Phillips, of Westville, IL, while running in the inaugural 2009 Illinois Marathon on April 11, 2009. Tatsuzawa finished 895 out of 1,571 competitors in the mens half-marathon division. He completed his 13.1 mile run one hour, 54 minutes and 23 seconds. See more 2009 Illinois Marathon photos here. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

Roy Witty
Left: Roy Witty, from Chicago, IL, raises his hands as he crosses the finish line. He finished the 26.2 mile course at 2:38:09. Right: Kathleen Krzystofiak, from Naperville (on the right), receives a hug after finish her run first ever Illinois Marathon half marathon race. Krzystofiak ran the 13.1 mile course and finished with a time of 2:27:17. (Photos: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)

Bloomington resident Mandy Borge holds a sign while waiting for a friend to pass her by along the half and full marathon course. Over 9,000 runners competed in the first installment of the Illinois Marathon in Champaign last weekend. See more photos from the 2009 race here or use the search box on the right hand side of this page to search our archives by name, event, date or city. (Photo: PhotoNews Media/Clark Brooks)



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