Written by Amanda Luevano.
More than 200 Evanston residents braved 26.2 miles on Sunday to complete the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
A record 39,115 runners cross the sun-splashed finish line in Grant Park, according to marathon officials.
Kenyan runner Dennis Kimetto won the marathon, setting a course record of 02:03:45 and finishing 53 seconds faster than last year's winning time. Winning on the women's side was Kenyan Rita Jeptoo, who finished in 02:19:15, the fastest women's marathon time in the world this year.
“It was an incredible day at the 2013 Bank of America Chicago Marathon—one where the results from the course reflected the hard work and determination that was put in by the staff, the volunteers and our City of Chicago partners to make the event possible,” said Executive Race Director Carey Pinkowski in a statement.
The top male finisher from Evanston was Jeremy Rielley, who came in 333rd overall with a time of 2:48:46. The first female finisher was Willemien Kets, who placed 3,044th overall with a time of 3:23:08.
Other top Evanston finishers include Guillermo Munoz, Reuben Keller, Sebastian Reyes, Steve Nate, Carol Wada, Lauren Matosziuk, Nancy Rollins, Gregory Lehn, Amanda Thullen, Kevin Malia, Ellen London, Lisa Victorius, Julie Snow, Rachel Blechman, Andrew Madsen, Rebecca Harrell, Keith Burns, Matt White, Sarit Markovich, Tom Proctor, Catherine Congress, Rebecca Coutre and Elvira Valdez.
Source: Bank of America Chicago Marathon searchable results.
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