Janesville’s Knox runs his best marathon
Steve Knox turned his second straight appearance in the Lakefront Marathon into his personal best on Sunday.
Knox led a contingent of 12 Janesville runners to the finish line in 3 hours, 37 minutes, 11 seconds. The Lakefront Marathon begins in Grafton ends at the Milwaukee Art Museum.
“It’s an event put on by runners for runners,” Knox said. “It doesn’t have the ‘wow’ factor of Chicago (marathon), but it’s a great course, and it’s well run.’’
The 38-year-old Knox is a 1989 graduate of Janesville Craig High School and works at Lab Safety. Knox began running marathons in 2007 and has completed five, including two Madison Marathons and the Chicago Marathon.
“I hang out with a good group of people, and I just got the bug,” Knox said.
Knox would like to qualify for the Boston Marathon, but he said he is going to have to wait.
“I have to get older,” Knox said. “The qualifying times get slower as you get older.’’
Other Janesville finishers included Lisa Dambach (3:37.11), Michael Scott (3:47.34), Paul Jenkin (3:48.45), Dave Lancour (3:50.23), Ryan Spies (3:57.14), Shannon Gilbertson (4:02.08), Neal Boys (4:03.10), Jillian Peterson (4:21.01), Michael Dambach (4:47.22), Charles Hiller (5:10.53) and Alice Pingel (5:50.40).
A group of area runners from Evansville, Edgerton, Milton, Delavan, Elkhorn and Lake Geneva also completed the race.
Evansville runners included Joe Decker (3:39.08), Jane Decker (3:59.21), Todd Roethel (4:16.45) and Ryan Glante (4:28.47).
Elkhorn runners included Paul Schafer (3:10.06) and Sara Adsit (5:40.14).
Tammy Schmidt (4:19.20) from Edgerton, Richard Addie (3:47.22) of Milton, and Amy Klug, (3:49.3) and Jenn Wagner-Martin (4:42.24) of Lake Geneva finished the race.