Peter Mone came to running later in life but since diving in has found his niche and has gone from causal runner to marathon runner to coach for Fleet Feet’s Boston Bound program.
Mone has raced more this year than ever before. He had top ten finishes in both the BTN Big 10K and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago Half Marathon in July along with two overall victories this year at the Waterfall Glen Xtreme 10 and the Chicago Spring 10K. Mone particularly likes races from 10 miles to a half marathon, but he tries to keep a variety in his schedule.
After a busy spring and summer, Mone plans to focus on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Last year the Winnetka resident finished in 2:28 and hopes to beat that this year, shooting for a 2:25.
Running started as a social event for Hailey Krzyston in fifth grade. Now 22 years old, Krzyston said she used this year between her undergraduate education and graduate school to focus on running and traveling to destination races. Krzyston finished third amongst women at the Saturday Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K and quickly turned around to compete in the half marathon the next day. She also finished fifth at the Zooma Chicago Half Marathon and seventh at the Michelob ULTRA Chicago 13.1 Marathon.
Earlier this year, Krzyston traveled to California for the Big Sur International Marathon. In addition to calling it her favorite race she’s ever done, Krzyston finished seventh in the women’s division.
The Burr Ridge resident ran the Chicago Half Marathon in September and plans to run the Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Louis Marathon later this month.