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Monday, 15 October 2012

Shawn's Chicago Marathon October 2012

Joe and I are very proud to announce our son, Shawn ran the Chicago Marathon and has another medal in his bag.

In the past few years he's been trying something different and each time he accomplishes what he set out to do, whether it's trekking up to Machu Pichu or skydiving.  This is besides being a highly successful IT professional which involves a lot of travelling.

September 2012 he ran the Chicago Half Marathon.

his badge then 

and on to the mega event.....

The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is the pinnacle of achievement for elite athletes and everyday runners alike. On Sunday, October 7, 2012, 45,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 100 countries will set out to accomplish a personal dream. 

 It was 0 degrees C when he started....

4 to 5 hours to go.....

" The last stretch comes down Michigan Ave from the south and I knew I was on the final few miles. You’d hear people screaming there’s only 2.5 miles to go! It still hadn’t hit me that I would be finishing a marathon until I saw (picture attached) a fire truck the fire department brought out with the ladder extended and a mammoth flag of the USA. That stirred up a lot of emotion in me knowing the finish line was close. "   Shawn

Congratulations Shawn !  We are very proud of you !


  1. Congratulations and very well done to Shawn. A great achievement. Two parents who have every right to be very proud.

  2. Congratulations to Shawn !!! Yr’ll have every reason to be "Proud Parents" !! All the best for his future endeavors !!

    1. Thank you Asha. I will convey your good wishes to Shawn.