RC Training and Fitness, 248 Madison St. in Oak Park, raised money during a “RowRaiser” for Special Olympics Illinois on July 14. Participants collectively rowed the length of a marathon during the event. Among those giving the challenge a go were, clockwise from top, David Suarez, of Elmhurst, who powered his way through his leg of the marathon, as did Miki Bodily of Forest Park. Ross Oberlin, owner of RC Fitness, gasps for air as he recovers following his turn on the machine. David Shumaker, of Oak Park, gives it his all. 

ALEXA ROGALS/Staff Photographer

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