Chicago start and Boston finish.

A couple of local area runners had impressive runs over the past weekend in separate major US marathons.

Each of the marathons was the first since their Covid-cancelled events in 2019.

While October was the usual month for Chicago, Boston was moved from its traditional Monday in April, Patriots Day to October. Both runs were subject to Covid-19 safety restrictions.

Details are outlined below and heartiest congratulations to each of our marathon warriors.

Oct 10, 2021

The Chicago Marathon

Prescott’s Julie Basiladis joined the field of 30,000+ runners in this prestigious 42.2K annual event.

Julie completed the long run in an impressive 3:11:55.(hr:mn:sec)

Oct 11, 2021

Boston Marathon

On the holiday Monday Oct 11, Mike Crawford kept his streak of consecutive Bostons alive by lining up for his 14th time at the start line in Hopkinton.

Mike crossed the 42.2 K course finish line on Boylston a mere 3:04:37 (hr:mn:sec) later.