Nick Hird, winner of the 2013 Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon, is embraced by his fiance, Marisa Mele, following his win. Over 16,000 athletes participated in this year’s events. Hird had a winning time of 2 hours, 23 minutes, 56 seconds.
Illinois' Jonathan Brown (45) tackles a Southern Illinois' rusher on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Memorial Stadium.
Southern Illinois' Mika'il McCall (27) hurdles over Illinois' Jonathan Brown (45) on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Memorial Stadium.
A runner passes by during the 24 Hour Run held at Lundahl Middle School. Fred Kaiser, awarded the 2008 District Teacher of the Year, hosts the event annually to challenge kids to push their limits and to achieve success.