Another marathon in the books for Oak Park Village President

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By Anna Lothson

Staff Reporter

Village President Anan Abu-Taleb likes to be efficient when it comes to his work at the village board table. He also keeps a quick pace when logging running miles.

Abu-Taleb added another 26.2 miles to his list of accomplishments when he joined thousands in running the INC New York City Marathon Sunday. Abu-Taleb, a veteran marathoner, clocked an average of a 7-minute, 34-second mile, bringing his total time to 3 hours and 17 minutes, according to unofficial race results posted on the marathon's website.  

To put it into context, the 54-year-old Abu-Taleb nabbed 205th place for his age group and finished 2,941st overall. That's out of the more than 50,000 runners participated in the run. That's an accomplishment the Oak Parker can bring home with pride.

Congrats, Anan. 

Other top NYC Marathon runners from Oak Park include:

Brent Pope, 03:37:45

Ethan Matyas, 03:46:10

Jim Doyle, 03:46:59

Kara Bohne, 03:55:32

John Kayser, 04:48:55

Update: A previous version of this post reported Anan's time to be 3 hours and 21 minutes. The initial marathon results were reported incorrectly. The time has been updated to 3 hours and 17 minutes. 

Email: Twitter: @AnnaLothson

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Bridgett from Oak Park  

Posted: November 7th, 2013 6:22 PM

Seconds do matter in a marathon. And everyone else's times include the seconds. So shouldn't the updated time? 3:17:54. (Not to take away from Anan's accomplishment. He ran more than four minutes faster than he did in the Chicago Marathon two years ago.)

Anna from Wednesday Journal   

Posted: November 7th, 2013 4:27 PM

Thanks, @Dave S. from Oak Park. The initial results reported the wrong time for him. I've updated the story.

Doug S. from Oak Park  

Posted: November 6th, 2013 2:36 PM

Actually he ran 3:17:54 which was chip time - 7:34 pace.

SarahB from Oak Park  

Posted: November 5th, 2013 6:11 PM

Way to go marathoners!!!

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