Oct 14, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT
On a perfect fall Sunday in the Windy City, more than 40,000 people ran the Chicago Marathon, led by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto crossing the finish line in a course record time of 2:03:45.
Though I was not one of those 40,000, I did enjoy watching part of the marathon from the 26-mile mark. It was fun to cheer the crowd of runners around the final turn, and I was lucky to even spot a former high school teammate who was running to support the CdLS Foundation.
As always, there were also a number of Notre Dame alums who competed in the race. Thanks to Ben Ashenburg (’12, lacrosse) for passing along this list of a few Monogram winners who ran…
- Devon Dobson (’12, lacrosse)
- Kelly McKenna (’10, lacrosse)
- John Flandina (’02, lacrosse)
- Meg Sullivan (’12, lacrosse)
- David Inman (’02, hockey)
Though lacrosse has often been called “the fastest sport on two feet,” it was Inman, who spent his Notre Dame career on skates, who clocked the best time of the group, finishing the 26.2-mile course in 3:21:52.
Know any other Monogram winners who ran Chicago? Anyone top Inman’s time? If so, send their names along and we’ll add them to the list.
Go Irish. Beat Leg Cramps.
Update: According to comments on our Facebook page, some other Monogram finishers included Allison Rzepczynski (’13, cheerleading), David Zimmer (’11, cheerleading), Jim Tyler (’86, cross country/track & field) and Kyle Chamberlin (’06, cheerleading). Perhaps unsurprisingly, it looks like Jim, a former Monogram Club board member and All-America distance runner, ran fastest, besting Inman by a few minutes with a time of 03:15:27.