Two beauties ready to run

Marathons ladies

The inaugural Illinois Marathon is Saturday, April 11.  Maddie Follis (in the Illinois Marathon cap) and her good friend Chelsea Frerichs will be among the more than 9,000 runners (2,000 marathoners, 4,400 half-marathoners, about 3,000 5K runners) .  A guy at the gym said to me today, "26.2 miles is a long way to drive.  And they are going to run it?

Marathon ladies (2)

Standing next to the packet pick up station … at the University of Illinois campus Rec building.

 

Marathon Expo

The crowd of runners at the pre-race health expo…

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