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Cool shoes

After crossing the finish line, many runners removed their shoes and socks to soak in a tub of ice.

Triumphant run

Chuck Engle of New York City triumphantly finishes the Heart of America Marathon in second place, just 7 minutes after Matt Laye, who was first. Engle was first place last year.

First female finisher

Destiny Thomas, the first female to complete the marathon at a time of 3:38:42, keeps hydrated while talking with Dick Hessler, who guided runners after the 8 mile mark. "This is only my third marathon," Thomas said. "Not that many."

Sulak sacks Illinois quarterback

Missouri defensive end Stryker Sulak sacks Illinois quarterback Juice Williams during the second half of the Tigers' victory Saturday night in St. Louis.

Supporters cheer on McCain

Supporters of Sen. John McCain cheer as Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin gives a speech Sunday afternoon at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon.

McCain, Palin make entrance

Republican presidential nominee John McCain and vice presidential running mate Sarah Palin make an entrance across the dugout at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O'Fallon on Sunday.

Vicki Freelon

Vicki Freelon: “I’ve never voted but I’m voting this year because of Obama.”

Sereatha Branham

Sereatha Branham: “It’s not about him being black. I’m thrilled he is black, but it’s not about that. It’s really time for a change.”

Mike Hill

Mike Hill: “I don’t see it so much as an issue of black and white as much as an issue of good integrity and relating to the common people.”

Dennis Coats

Dennis Coats: “The majority of blacks I know are pulling for him.”

Darylicia Wilkerson

Darylicia Wilkerson: “I don’t want to see it as a black thing. I want to look at it as what he can do for everybody.”

Patriot Guard Riders along Broadway

The Patriot Guard Riders ride down Broadway in the funeral procession for Steven Fitzmorris, a fallen Army soldier, on Sunday morning. The procession traveled along Broadway on the way from Columbia Regional Airport to Memorial Funeral Home.

Casket carried

Steven Fitzmorris' casket is carried past a line of mourners, including his family, the Patriot Guard Riders and others, who gathered at the Columbia Regional Airport on Sunday morning to honor the return of a fallen soldier. Fitzmorris was killed Aug. 25 in Baghdad and was flown home to Columbia. His funeral and burial will be Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008.


Family members mourn

Stepfather Michael Currier, right, and sister Michaela Fitzmorris console each other as Steven Fitzmorris' casket passes during a ceremony Sunday morning at Columbia Regional Airport to honor the return of Fitzmorris' remains. Fitzmorris served in the Army in A Battery, 329th Field Artillery, as an E-4.


Marathon man

Chris Cook runs about 10 miles a day in preparation for the Heart of America Marathon on Monday. This will be his 12th marathon. He hopes to run it in under three hours.

Pinkel, Tigers take the field

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel and the Tigers rush onto the field before the start of Sunday's Arch Rivalry game against Illinois at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

Coffman heads down field

Missouri tight Chase Coffman kicks up the turf trying to run past Illinois defender Nate Bussey after a first-half reception Sunday in the Tigers' victory over the Illini.

Saunders jumps for reception

Missouri wide receiver Tommy Saunders leaps to grab a pass against the defense of Illinois' Vontae Davis in the first half of the Tigers victory Sunday in the Arch Rivalry game at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

Facemask on Maclin

MU wide reciever Jeremy Maclin is facemasked by Illinois defensive back Bo Flowers on Sunday during the Tigers' 52-42 victory over the Illini in the Arch Rivalry Game in St. Louis.

Maclin in the end zone

MU's Jeremy Maclin, left, celebrates with teammates after his second quarter touchdown.
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