Celeste Kudrys posted the top time among a contingent of four Grim Reaper Fitness athletes at the Chicago Marathon Sunday.
Celeste, who recently qualified for the 2015 Bostom Marathon, ran a 3:32:24 to break into the top 1,000 women’s finishers. Nearly 41,000 racers competed, including 18,500 women. Celeste was 998th amonth women and 183rd in the 35-39 Age Group. Celeste was paced by Coach Dave Quinn, who finished at the same 3:32:24 time.
Paul Swanlund ran a 3:53:19, highlighted by a strong second half of the race. Paul covered the first 13 miles in 1:58:18, before running the final 13 in 1:55.
Julie Sibley ran a 5:07:10, while Bobby Jovanovic rounded out the GRF competitors with a 5:39:42.
In cycling, David Ford and Tom Keller competed in the Pumpkin Hopp Cyclocross race at Beardstown, IL. David finished 3rd in the Cat 4/5 race, while Tom was 10th in the Cat 3/4 race. For USAC scoring purposes, David was also credited with a 1st-place finish in Cat 5, while Tom was credited with a 2nd-place finish in Cat 4.