Downers Grove runner completes Karhu 5K
"2:20 p.m. CDT, June 13, 2012
CHICAGO—Michael Fierke, 25, of Downers Grove, completed the Karhu 5K in 26 minutes, 48 seconds.
The event took place June 9 in Chicago. A total of 378 runners finished the 5-kilometer race, which started and ended in South Shore Cultural Center. The course includes passing through Lakeshore Path and Jackson Park.
Marcus Benzel, 18, was the men's overall winner with a time of 17:13, while Christina Overbeck, of Chicago, was the women's winner in 18:19."
Did I miss something? How did a 25 year old guy who finished a 5k in just under 27 minutes make headlines in one of the largest newspapers in the U.S.? Was the race really that difficult?