Amby Burfoot won the 1968 Boston Marathon. Since then he’s gone on to change the face of running though his stint as Editor-In-Chief of Runner’s World. Burfoot was in town for the Illinois Marathon Expo. He talked with us after his presentation at the expo. He’ll be running the half marathon tomorrow.
The win streak has allowed Illinois to crack the top ten in the rankings for the first time ever, including a No. 8 rankings from a USA Today Coaches poll. UI also is ranked No. 9 by D1Baseball.com, Perfect Game and Baseball America.
University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has won her third straight women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon. This comes after marathon 'grand slam' victories the last two years in Boston, Chicago, New York, and London.
The Parkland Cobras women's basketball team reached the NJCAA Div. II runner-up position for the first time, with their Saturday night 66-64 loss to the Johnson County Cavaliers at Overland Park, Kansas.
The vote by the IHSA Board was unanimous, keeping the boys' basketball finals in Peoria's Carver Arena from 2016-2020. Tourism officials and local goverments made a bid to bring the tournament back to Champaign-Urbana, which hosted the games for 76 years.