April 21, 2015

Illinois Marathon Race Week Review

This weekend is the next installment of Champaign-Urbana's greatest sporting event, the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon.  In helping hype up this year's race, here are some of our favorite pics from past blog posts who competed in the 26.2 mile race.

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David Niblack runs to sixth place
David Niblack, Mundelein, IL, runs to sixth place in his division at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 26th, 2014, in Champaign. Click here to see more Illinois Marathon race photos.


Greg Castady running at the Illinois Marathon
With two miles to go, Greg Castady, of Homewood, IL, looks at the road ahead as he runs to fifth place in his division at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 26th, 2014, in Champaign. He finished 19th overall at this year's race with a time of 2:55:41. This was the fifth installment of what is becoming a popular race and annual economic boon for businesses in the Champaign-Urbana community. See more of our photos 2014 Illinois Marathon here.


April 30, 2011 - Champaign, IL - Grace Trabulsi, of Madison, WI, smiles as she runs down Armory Street in Champaign with less than two miles to her 56th place overall finish at 2011 Illinois Marathon. Trabulsi clocked in with a time of 3:04:35.  She also finished number 2 in the Female 25 to 29  Division.
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Grace Trabulsi, of Madison, WI, smiles as she runs down Armory Street in Champaign with less than two miles to her 56th place overall finish at 2011 Illinois Marathon. Trabulsi clocked in with a time of 3:04:35. She also finished number 2 in the Female 25 to 29 Division. 127 new photos added to the gallery moments ago.  Click here to see more photos from 2011.


Guoqiang Chen, from Bloomington, IN, runs to 14th place in his division at the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon on April 26th, 2014, in Champaign. He finished 67th overall at this year's race crossing the line at 3:12:00. Use the tool bar on this page to share this photo on Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media platforms. View more 2014 photos.


Energy Gel On The Go

Kurt VonOhlen, from Aurora, IL, reaches for energy gel while running during the 2012 Illinois Marathon. He finished 26.2 mile course at 4:03:43 to place 581st out of the 1,149 men who ran this year's race. VonOhlen was #805 overall.


Wendel, Trump Finish Illinois Marathon In Top 25

Mike Wendel (right), from Chatham, IL, runs a few paces behind Jordan Trump, from Decatur, IL, during the 2012 Illinois Marathon. He finished the 26.2 mile course at 2:47:53 to place 15th out of the 1,137 men who ran this year's race. Wendel finished 16th overall. Meanwhile Trump finished at 2:50:26 in 20th place and 21st overall.


Jackie Pirtle-Hall Finishes First At Illinois Marathon
Running next to an unidentified runner, Jackie Pirtle-Hall, from St. Charles, MO, blazes the course on her way to the 2012 Illinois Marathon women's title. She finished the 26.2 mile course at 2:43:52 to place first out of the 740 women who ran this year's race. Pirtle-Hall placed #11 overall and in first in her division.


April 11, 2009 - Champaign, IL - Photo coverage from the inaugural 2009 Illinois Marathon.  Over 9,000 participants took part in either the full 26.2 mile marathon or the 13.1 half marathon, the 5K or 1K run Saturday morning. A group of seven leaders in the running community purchased the right to the race in an agreement finalized on September 24.

In 2010, seven big names in the Champaign County running scene became the new co-owners of the Illinois Marathon. On September 24, an agreement between the group that includes Jan Seeley, Mike Lindemann, Tom Coleman, Jedd Swisher, Greg Reynolds Blaise Aguirre and Christie Clinic will handover the rights to race from founder Mark Knutson of Go Far Events based in West Fargo, ND. Over 9,000 participants, like the two heading into Memorial Stadium above, took part in either the full 26.2 mile marathon or the 13.1 half marathon, the 5K or 1K run Saturday morning in 2009 and the race has grown in each of the following two years.  Read more...



April 11, 2009 - Champaign, IL - Parkland College head basketball coach Karrie Redeker and over 9,000 participants took part in either the full 26.2 mile marathon or the 13.1 half marathon, the 5K or 1K run Saturday morning.  Click this photo to see more PhotoNews coverage from the race.

Parkland College head basketball coach Karrie Redeker and over 9,000 participants took part in either the full 26.2 mile marathon or the 13.1 half marathon, the 5K or 1K run Saturday morning in 2009.


Matthew Robeck

Waving to the camera as he passes by, Matthew Robeck, from St. Louis, MO, runs to a 202nd place overall finish at the 2013 Illinois Marathon. We found a bunch of happy, smiley people photos and put together a special feature highlighting the best smiles we saw along the race course. You have to see them. Just click here. By the way, Robeck completed the course with a time of 3:30:01.


April 27, 2013 - Champaign, IL - Sathish Kumar, from St Peters, MO, refuels after passing the 17-mile marker on his way to a 115th place finish at the 2013 Illinois Marathon. He also finished 22nd in his division out of 128 runners in his age division with a time of 3:17:29.

April 27, 2013 - Champaign, IL - Sathish Kumar, from St Peters, MO, refuels after passing the 17-mile marker on his way to a 115th place finish at the 2013 Illinois Marathon. He also finished 22nd in his division out of 128 runners in his age division with a time of 3:17:29. More photos are here on Champaign-Urbana's #1 sports web site.

April 27, 2013 - Champaign, IL - Wearing a big smile on her face, Chase Rogowski, from Champaign, IL, runs to a 134th place finish at the 2013 Illinois Marathon. She also finished third in her division out of 82 runners in her age division with a time of 3:21:22.

Wearing a big smile on her face, Chase Rogowski, from Champaign, IL, runs to a 134th place finish at the 2013 Illinois Marathon on April 27th. She finished third in her division out of 82 runners in her age division with a time of 3:21:22. See our Illinois Marathon photo gallery.

April 18, 2015

Glazier Inducted Into IHSFCA Hall of Fame

It is Induction Day! St. Joseph-Ogden assistant football coach Bob Glazier has helped the Spartans reach more than 20 consecutive playoffs and five state final appearances starting in the fall of 1988.


April 9, 2015

Track Throwback, Favorites From 2011

It has been a long while since our last #TBT feature. This week, we bring four of our favorite photos from the 2011 track & field season from photos in the more than 58,000 image strong iphotonews.com photo gallery. You can search for more photos by name, year, school and more. Try it! Click here for more 2011 track & field photos on the PhotoNews Media website.


Lexxi Thompson turns on the speed

May 6, 2011 - St. Joseph, IL - St.Joseph-Ogden's Lexxi Thompson turns on the speed as she runs during her leg of the 4x200m run. The Spartans finished the race in 1:50.42. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley won this year's title. The School of St. Thomas More took second and host SJO finished in third place. Follow this link to see more pics of Thompson.


High jumper Carly Loeffel

May 21, 2011 - Charleston, IL - Cary-Grove high jumper Carly Loeffel arches over the bar at the 2011 Illinois High School Association State Track and Field Meet. The senior cleared 5'8 in the high jump to win this year's state title. A year earlier and four inches lower in her junior year, Loeffel finished in 5th place at the state meet. More PhotoNews photos of Loeffel.


Chelsea Blaase and Kathryn Boyer

May 6, 2011 - St. Joseph, IL - With St. Thomas More's Kathryn Boyer behind her, St. Joseph-Ogden's Chelsea Blaase tries to stay on the heals of the runner in front of her on the first lap of the 800m Run at the Lady Spartan Classic. Blaase finished with a time of 2:23.24 to take second place. Blaase, now an elite collegiate athlete, recently qualified to compete in the 10,000 at the USA Championships on June 25-28 in Eugene, OR.. Tennessee junior Chelsea Blaase broke her program-best mark in the women's 10,000 meters with a time of 32 minutes, 28.39 seconds at the Stanford Invitational. The record comes almost one year of the day the IHSA state champion in both cross-country and track ran 33:13.94 to beat the the Vols' record by almost 12 seconds. Check out our entire photo collection of Blaase from her prep career here.


Genevieve Harrington smiles as she celebrates her squad's finish

May 19, 2011 - Charleston, IL - Gen Harrington smiles as she celebrates her squad's finish in the 400-Meter Relay preliminary race at the 2011 Illinois High School Association state track and field meet. Finishing second in their heat, the Sabers' 4x4 squad turned in a school record 4:02.99 to advance to Saturday's finals. Click here to see more 2011 track photos.


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