There were many happy faces, despite the inclement conditions on March 29th. Missed getting a shot of Deena Kastor crossing the finish line in first place (27:15) because I was filming by the men's corral but got a great shot of Tera Moody. (Tera was fifth in the U.S. Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials.) As you'll see, she really gutted it out for a fantastic second place finish.
Special shout out to the "Hi! Guy", a charming, fun, and joyful presence on the streets of Chicago who ran the in the slush wearing sandals! He lent just the right amount of "crazy" to the event.
009 8K Results
Top 5 Men
1. Emmanuel Korir, 28, Lansing, MI, 24:18
2. Ryan Meissen, 30, Mukwanago, WI, 24:23
3. Jeff Jonaitis, 27, Tinley Park, IL, 24:29
4. Tyler Sigl, 23, Seymour, WI, 24:30
5. Chad Johnson, 32, Rochester Hills, MI, 24:30
Top 5 Women
1. Deena Kastor, 36, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 27:15
2. Tera Moody, 28, Boulder, CO, 28:03
3. Casey Owens, 26, Des Moines, IA, 28:55
4. Carol Jefferson, 23, Rochester Hills, MI, 28:57
5. Catherine Beck, 23, Chicago, IL, 29:01