Eli Cook (1:16:34) finished ahead of a field of more than 1,500 runners to win the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon in Springfield, Illinois. The USATF certified course immersed participants in all things Abraham Lincoln, by taking them past the only house he ever owned, his law office, the Old State Capitol and his final stop at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Michael Moore managed second with a time of 1:17:54. Kyle Burkwald (1:18:09) came in just seconds ahead of Jacob Klug (1:18:14) for third. Klug finished fifth a year ago. Second in 2014. Third in 2012.
— Illinois Springfield (@UISedu) April 2, 2016
For the women, it was Emily Kurian (1:25:29) taking the top spot for the second time in three years. She earned runner-up honors in 2013. Julia Montag (1:29:06) secured second in this year’s race with a time 1:29:06. She finished eighth in 2014. Third in 2012. Patricia Schaefer (1:31:56) rounded out the top three, after finishing sixth the past three seasons.
— StateJournalRegister (@SJRbreaking) April 3, 2016
What a fun race this morning in Springfield IL for the Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon. pic.twitter.com/zjvO1e2rh8
— RunningBeerGeek (@runningbeergeek) April 2, 2016